In a land ravaged by earthquakes, floods and volcanoes from time to time, it’s no wonder that in Italy, one will occasionally discover one of the many Ghost Towns…
After some restoration in the 1980s, the old village today has a few new residents, although many ruins still sit without roofs, windows or doors just waiting for the Voyager with camera to capture its haunting beauty and solitude. Oddly enough, the village becomes the site of the International Pentedattilo Film Festival… with appropriate their motto, “Don’t be a Ghost”.
Only in Italy!
You can find more incredible stories by Jerry Finzi on his travel and culture blog, Grand Voyage Italy: http://grandvoyageitaly.weebly.com/