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“Wish you could go in”
Review of Craco

Ranked #23 of 518 things to do in Basilicata
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Owner description: An abandoned hilltop town
Princeton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Wish you could go in”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

This spot is remote, beautiful and eerie (an effect that was enhanced by two old widows, dressed entirely in black, who seemed to be following us everywhere), and when we went we were the only ones there. It is well worth a visit, but unfortunately you are not allowed to enter the town proper, which cut our visit short.
Tip: we were told that tours are possible, and were given the number of a guide by our B & B. A tour would probably have greatly enhanced the experience.

Visited March 2014
5 Thank Jonathan K
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Naples, Florida
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Surreal Ghost Village”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

If you are anywhere in the Bernalda area, you must go see Craco. It's an abandoned village sitting on a hilltop overlooking a river valley with wonderful scenery. The road approaches the village from the front and affords great photo opportunities. There is a chain linked fence surrounding the entire deserted village, but it can be easily climbed in several spots. I didn't go inside due to time constraints. This picturesque village was founded in the 8th century, but was abandoned after earthquakes and floods in 1975. The whole place has a really spooky feel to it especially on a cloudy day. We drove by twice -- on a cloudy day and then a sunny day. Beware that a bridge is out on the road after Pisticci so you have to take a gravel road for a few kilometers, but it's not a big problem.

Visited May 2013
7 Thank rmitgoteam
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