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.

This is actually Civita di Bagnoregio near Orvieto in Italy. (Incorrectly identified in original pin.

The Abandoned Village of Craco, Basilicata, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio, Tuscany - a tiny, picturesque hill town

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

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