Ghost Town: Craco

In the far south of Italy there is a medieval hill town called Craco which was abandoned due to the instability of the ground it had stood on for centuries. Historians believe a community was first established in the area in the 8th century, though most of the notable structures in the village date to the 12th and 13th centuries – including the castle tower which is visible for miles around. In the early part of the 20th century, poor farming conditions in the region prompted many in the region to join thousands of their countrymen in a…

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