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I was supposed to have a guide take me in but he never showed. The town is gated at both ends but... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
DogFather1
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Clearwater, Florida
Memory to Last Forever

We've visited many parts of Italy over the years...All over the "Boot" as well as Sardegna and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
PhxNicha
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

I was supposed to have a guide take me in but he never showed. The town is gated at both ends but you can enter from a path/steps at the top of the town. Beautiful haunting place that you have to respect. Stay out of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

You have to follow the signs ruderi di Poggioreale to get to the deserted . Although the new town Poggioreale is partly deserted as well. What to say, it is intriguing, unfortunately the gate is closed, still I was able to make a few photo’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We've visited many parts of Italy over the years...All over the "Boot" as well as Sardegna and Sicilia, but Poggioreale was one of the most memorable ever. No-definitely NOT a tourist hot spot. If the gate is locked, you'll have to climb over the tall...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

IL ‘68 CULTURA E SAPORI..."THE '68 CULTURE AND FLAVORS ... Cultural Association " This cultural association arranged a tour of the ruins of Poggioreale, as well as, a tasting of local foods. The group included myself and 7 family members from the United States and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank elana25
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Walk through the streets and see buildings of ancient times. It's like going into a "Time Tunnel". Very much enjoyed every aspect of the trip.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Wonderful experience in this ghost town, abandoned aftern an eartquake is 1968 and now visitable thanks to an organization (look for Poggio Reale Antica on Fb) which is working to maintain it and avoid further distruction. You really feel the time has stopped.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Our old city of Poggioreale, old because the town rebuilt farther down after the earthquake, is a place to be respected, please. Our families still own our homes there. It is legally trespassing to go in them, even though it is being called a ghost...More

Date of experience: May 2017
10  Thank Lorrie D
Reviewed May 3, 2017

This is the place to be for urban explorers. It's like your stepping inside a time capsule. You can actually imagine what life was like in that town in the sixties. We walked around for hours, took hundreds of pictures and still we hadn't seen...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank ThomasMeuleman
Reviewed January 4, 2017

An amazing visit to a ghost town abandoned after an earthquake in the 1960's. It's both sad and beautiful at the same time and for a photographer - it was amazing!

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Found this place with the nearby function of TripAdvisor, as we have searched something to visit for a short trip from Sciacca. First we read something about this place, searched for some pictures and decided to go there. As some wrote there is bad roads...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank JMichelCM
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POPEYE12345
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Agrigento to Palermo Airport - where to stop? (3 Replies)
Hi forum, looking for some advice please. We've pretty much finalised our itinerary for a week trip to Sicily in October but are looking for somewhere to stop/something to do on our final day. We'll be in Agrigento and have an evening flight from Palermo (19:55 specifically). It'll take 2-3 hours to drive to the airport and we'll obviously need a bit of time to drop the rental car off at the airport and drop our bags off. So, if we check out at 10AM, I'd say this gives us a maximum of 4...More
September 04, 2018|
Response fromSuQue|
Some of Sicily's top sites are located enroute from Agrigento to PMO Selinunte Segesta Erice
Want2Btravellers
Detroit, Michigan
Shopping Advice: Mercato di Poggioreale (0 Replies)
Will be there in late August and hoping to score some deals. I understand they are open early (6:30am). We think that getting there at 7am might be a good idea and give it two hours before we start sightseeing. Any advice? Are prices negotiable or will they get upset? Anyone shopped and found any deals there? ARe they made in Italy items?
July 17, 2016|
Kellycat78
Sacramento, California
10 day Sicily itinerary advice please! (4 Replies)
Hi, I have the beginning and end of our trip worked out (in September) but still working on the middle... can you tell me if this is feasible? Land in Catania, rent car, stay in Fiumefreddo for 3 nights (visit Etna, Taormina). Drive to Erice (stop in Palermo at catacombs), stay Erice for 2 nights. Drive to Modica (or somewhere else?), stopping in Agrigento and Poggioreale, Modica for two nights. Drive to Syracuse, spend three nights, fly out of Catania. The middle part is what I need...More
April 04, 2015|
Response fromlupaling|
It is not advised to drive in Palermo.