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Roghudi Ghost Town

Old Roghudi (Roghudi Vecchio in Italian) is a ghost town in Calabria region, southern Italy. The inhabitants were shepherds and farmers. Floods and landslides forced people to abandon Roghudi forever in 1971. The old ruins of Roghudi still cling to the rock overlooking the Amendolea river.

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Palizzi, a Journey Through Time

“No wilder,  nor more extraordinary place than Palizzi can well greet artist’s eye” – Edward Lear, 1847

Well, Palizzi is no longer as wild as in the days of Edward Lear, in 1847. The roads are paved and most houses have electricity and running water. However, the setting is still extraordinary.

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Pentedattilo Ghost Town

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.

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Bova, “Greece” in Southern Italy

Bova is a hilltop village in Calabria, southern Italy. Located more than 800 meters above sea level, this ancient town is made up of steep alleys and stairways. To reach the top of the village, you need to be fit. Needless to say, the view from up there is fantastic. Bova is the cultural center of Calabrian Greek linguistic minority and most road signs are bilingual.