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Went for a birthday treat/visit. Loved wandering around. Early and out of season it was totally amazing and bizarrely we picked up a chicken who insisted on following us round. Might stay longer and eat next time, but we loved it!
We couldn’t make it up with a stroller and a baby. A pitty but it was very touristic, a lot of people arriving as we arrived and left. It also seemed very active with artists. Too bad it was badly accesible...
The ruins of Bussana Vecchia lies on a hill top. A beautiful village struck by earthquake in the 1800s and abandoned only to be reclaimed by artists and hippies in the 1960s. The whole village serves as an art gallery with several artists displaying their...More
I had the possibility to visit this impressive location in a hot summer day.
I knew its story, so i was attracted by the idea to see what had been done in Bussana.
The feeling is to be in a sort of "twilight world", full...More
An amazing small village which was partly destroyed by an earthquake in the 1890s and by the police who destroyed many floors to stop squatters moving in in the 1940s. In the 50s and 60s English and German artists moved in and carved out living...More
Horrible.Instead of artist community found 1 new local resident probably paying rent to illegal squatters. An older resident with some succulent garden left to itself and room with old documents copies of and after original earthquake asked if we had paid enrance fee where there...More
Bussana Vecchia was destroyed by an earthquake in 1887 and lay abandoned for almost a hundred years, until various artists moved in during the 1960's. The place still has a bit of "hippy" feel to it. There streets are narrow and only for pedestrians, you...More