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Centro Storico di Craco

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Absolutely amazing

This abandoned village is an absolutely amazing place to visit. It isn't the easiest site to reach... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Waterloo, Belgium

This place is not to miss it is literally a ghost town, take a tour with a guide you will be amazed.

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Rome, Italy
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Those looking for places to visit in Basilicata, find in Craco one of the most fascinating and suggestive destinations, a unique place that combines art, history, landscape but also drama. Natural set for Cinema, hub for Art, Culture, Research and...more
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75010 Craco, Italy
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This abandoned village is an absolutely amazing place to visit. It isn't the easiest site to reach but views from the top are breathtaking and it is both creepy and fascinating to wander around the abandoned streets. Access is only available through a guided tour....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

This place is not to miss it is literally a ghost town, take a tour with a guide you will be amazed.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Fascinating place where improvements to living standards hastened the decline of a historic but fragile town built on unstable ground. Great guided tour , where knowledgable and enthusiastic experts explain the history of the growth and demise of Craco, and the work to save the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Giovi G
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Craco is a ghost town abandoned in the 1980s. It is now reachable only by car. We drove from Lecce and it took us about 2h to reach it. There is plenty of parking space (both for cars and campers) as well as a picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

wow; breathless, mystic silent, story, every steps moved through this ghost city leave you imagining another world almost impossible to believe existed. Set of numerous film is waiting here it's revenge in silent.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The ghost town of Craco is an absolute must see. Standing as a relic of a turbulent past, it paints an interesting and eerie picture of a tragic story, while offering breathtaking views from the desolate, crumbling squares and buildings. Our very knowledgeable (English speaking)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I've been there with my parents and two sisters. In my opinion this is a great attraction for young and old. I've seen lots of kids there that absolutely loved it. I personally loved it myself, the view was marvelous. And the tour? I could...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GabiTheFox
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The ghost-city itself looks fantastic from outside. It is exactly how you can find it in those thousands of photos. However I could not visit it inside. It was an average day with nice blue sky, however I was the only tourist. The guy from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Demeter33
Reviewed 23 April 2018

In a country that owns 60% of the worlds treasure store of great art, there's never any shortage of things to marvel at in Italy. But this is something entirely refreshing and different. Craco offers not only a window on it's well documented past, but...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Craco is not to be missed. There is eerie beauty in the abandoned dwellings and the setting itself with its panoramic views is magnificent. The drive up to the site is truly unforgettable. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and his tour was filled with fascinating...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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30 August 2016|
Response from bomblue2000 |
You can find them from the website of the" COMUNE DI CRACO" or call William on 0039 3894508549.
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