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Poggioreale

Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #80 of 1,027 attractions in Sicily
Type: Ghost Towns, Cemeteries
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I don't think that Ruderi di Poggioreale (not to be confused with the modern Poggioreale) has found it's way into the tourist guides for Sicily. Which is a shame, because this really is such a wierd, atmospheric place. Although thinking about it, I'm glad that Ruderi di Poggioreale isn't in the tourist guides. Walking around this deserted town on your... More

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

None of the photographs or illustrations about this spectacle can translate the 'feeling' that you get as you walk through the deserted streets. You can almost feel the eeriness the devastation that this whole community went through when the earthquake struck in 1968. Up to 400 people perished and thousands were made homeless. We visited mid may on a Saturday... More

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Leicestershire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The brief visit to Poggioreale Vecchio was one of the highlights of my trip to Sicily. This town, and others such as Gibellina, was devastated by earthquakes in the Belice Valley in 1968. As a result of the extensive damage, the town was evacuated and a new, rather ugly and uninspiring, town was built a few KM to the south.... More

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