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Nature

The Rock and the Old Mining Village of Masùa

The old mining village of Masua and the rock island "Pan di Zucchero", Sardinia, Italy.
The old mining village of Masua and the rock island “Pan di Zucchero”, Sardinia, Italy.


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Places

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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Places

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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Exploration Places

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.