Pentedattilo is an abandoned village in southern Italy. This veritable ghost town clings to the slopes of a big, hand-shaped rock. It’s one of my favorite places.
“The appearance of Pentedattilo is perfectly magical” – Edward Lear, 1847
Pentedattilo has ancient origins. It was the social and economic center of the area. In 1783 the town was damaged by an earthquake. After the shake begins a slow decline of Pentedattilo. In 1973 the last inhabitants moved to the newly built village. The ancient village is a veritable open-air museum. Pentedattilo is a great place to take pictures.