The abandoned village of Roghudi, Calabria, Italy.

Roghudi Ghost Town

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.


Roghudi Ghost Town


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.


Roghudi Ghost Town




Old abandoned kitchen, Roghudi, Calabria, Italy.



Old abandoned moka coffee pot, Roghudi, Calabria, Italy.


Last update: 15 march 2016

6 Responses to “Roghudi Ghost Town”

  1. Michelle | Bleeding Espresso

    Oh my, I would love to have that moka pot! I live not terribly far from the Aspromonte, and my town looks quite similar, although we still have about 350 or so souls up here on the hill in Badolato 🙂 Great photos; will share on FB & Twitter now.


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