Craco was an Italian medieval village built high up on a steep summit for defensive reasons, but recurring earthquakes eventually made it impossible to sustain. Today, less than 800 people live there in a commune, while the majority remains eerily uninhabited.

Craco was an Italian medieval village built high up on a steep summit for defensive reasons, but recurring earthquakes eventually made it impossible to sustain. Today, less than 800 people live there in a commune, while the majority remains eerily uninhabited.

Civita di Bagnoregio, Province of Viterbo in central Italy.

The original pin states "This is the abandoned village of Craco in Basilicata, Italy" But It looks like Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio - someday I must make it to this magical place

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Craco, an Italian medieval village

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