The abandoned village of Old Roghudi (Italian: Roghudi Vecchio) lies in one of the deepest gorges of the Aspromonte mountains in Calabria region. But, once there, you are rewarded with one of the most dramatic Ghost Town in southern Italy. The village was abandoned in 1971 due to the danger of landslides. However, you will find that, in spite of all predictions, the old houses of Roghudi still cling stubbornly to the hill above the Amendolea stream.
The inhabitants of the old Roghudi belonged to the Greek-Calabrian linguistic minority. In 1973, they were all moved to the new town of Roghudi 40 km away losing the environment required to keep their traditions alive.
Last update: 15 march 2016