Ghost Towns in Sicily

Top Ghost Towns in Sicily, Italy

Ghost Towns in Sicily

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  • Craig1986
    London, UK94 contributions
    It is a strange and eerie experience, on reflection of the visit you have to always bear in mind the reality of what happened Poggioreale and why it was abandoned, a tragic earthquake which took the lives of hundreds of people only 50 years ago and it is a living memorial to those who passed; this fact should always be front of mind if you visit. Should note that it also isn’t “open” to the public, it is fenced off with locked gates but getting in isn’t difficult and you can get over the wall very easily. We went because I am fascinated by deserted places not because we wanted to see a disaster zone (and make no mistake it is a disaster zone) but it is a time capsule and the fact that it isn’t a “tourist” spot means that you won’t have much, if any, company (we were there by ourselves). A fascinating place to visit of a bygone time, but treat it with the respect that it deserves!
    Written September 22, 2021
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  • Nunzio7450
    Boston, MA6 contributions
    Narrow roads to get to the top but worth it. Spectacular view. We hiked up (easy hike) to the ruins and walked around and took some photographs.
    Written July 22, 2018
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  • millicentbystander2
    Palm Coast, FL68 contributions
    This is a really beautiful part of Sicily. The views from here of Mt. Etna and the surrounding areas are breathtaking. The "ghost town" is home only to many cows and their young. The cows are relatively calm and are more afraid of you than you are of them. They seem to wander freely through the village. Many of these abandoned homes are now home to the cows, so watch your step as you explore. There is a lot of over growth so I suggest comfortable hiking shoes and long pants. There are some trails off the "main road" which lead to lovely views. The trails are pretty easy hikes, there is a bit of an incline but nothing crazy. If you are in the area and have time, it's a great stop!
    Written May 21, 2019
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