More than 23,000 hectares burned in more than 2,100 fires that broke out last summer in Spain and 37 of them burned more than five hundred hectares; In fact, Spain is the country of the European Union that has accumulated the most burned hectares in 2022, with 39.39% of the total (source: European Commission Copernicus program). Within this framework, the Drive Group, a network of centers specialized in tires and fast mechanics, dedicates its fourth edition of the “Empty Calendar of Spain” to the twelve Spanish municipalities that have suffered fire outbreaks.
This initiative reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability and continues the renovation project in the area of Llanes (Asturias), which the company is carrying out in 2022 together with the Bosquia collective reforestation service.
It was proposed four years ago by the Drive Group to reclaim the visibility and charm of empty towns in Spain, this year in towns that have suffered the consequences of fires, and which part of Spain is at risk of depopulation. Inspired by the mythical festivals of Pirelli, of which the Driver Group is an official partner, the Calendar invites you to discover twelve hidden corners of the country, towns that repeat their former splendor and charm, and learn about their stories, festivals, his men and how they got there, to himself along the way, together with a photograph of each place and a description of each.
The main towns in the 2023 calendar are: Alixo (Orense), Andilla (Valencia), Bulbuente (Zaragoza), Fageca (Alicante), Famorca (Alicante), Izbor (Granada), Júzcar (Málaga), Ladrillar (Cáceres), Mahide (Zamora), Porto de Sanabria (Zamora), Riba de Saelices (Guadalajara) and Santa Maria de Miralles (Barcelona). For its realization, the company had the participation and collaboration of the older towns and its inhabitants.
This free Spain tour can be done in paper form and also online, through the website calenderadelaespañavacia.com, where the calendar can be downloaded and printed. This platform allows other towns to be shared through a form, through which any citizen who so wishes can add the history of his town and in this way will have the option of participating in subsequent editions of the calendar. Through the hashtag #CalendarioEspañaVacia will also be able to share images that users publish on social networks.