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Centro Storico di Craco

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Fascinating history and a breathtaking panorama

Craco is a ghost town abandoned in the 1980s. It is now reachable only by car. We drove from Lecce... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lecce, Italy
G&M review -excellent-

wow; breathless, mystic silent, story, every steps moved through this ghost city leave you... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy
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Those looking for places to visit in Basilicata, find in Craco one of the most fascinating and suggestive destinations, a unique place that combines art, history, landscape but also drama. Natural set for Cinema, hub for Art, Culture, Research and...more
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75010 Craco, Italy
+39 329 478 1495
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Craco is a ghost town abandoned in the 1980s. It is now reachable only by car. We drove from Lecce and it took us about 2h to reach it. There is plenty of parking space (both for cars and campers) as well as a picnic...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

wow; breathless, mystic silent, story, every steps moved through this ghost city leave you imagining another world almost impossible to believe existed. Set of numerous film is waiting here it's revenge in silent.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The ghost town of Craco is an absolute must see. Standing as a relic of a turbulent past, it paints an interesting and eerie picture of a tragic story, while offering breathtaking views from the desolate, crumbling squares and buildings. Our very knowledgeable (English speaking)...More

Thank Kasper B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I've been there with my parents and two sisters. In my opinion this is a great attraction for young and old. I've seen lots of kids there that absolutely loved it. I personally loved it myself, the view was marvelous. And the tour? I could...More

Thank GabiTheFox
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The ghost-city itself looks fantastic from outside. It is exactly how you can find it in those thousands of photos. However I could not visit it inside. It was an average day with nice blue sky, however I was the only tourist. The guy from...More

Thank János D
Reviewed 24 April 2018

In a country that owns 60% of the worlds treasure store of great art, there's never any shortage of things to marvel at in Italy. But this is something entirely refreshing and different. Craco offers not only a window on it's well documented past, but...More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Craco is not to be missed. There is eerie beauty in the abandoned dwellings and the setting itself with its panoramic views is magnificent. The drive up to the site is truly unforgettable. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and his tour was filled with fascinating...More

Thank 777mcl
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Amazing , I love it , will come back again . History , landscape and the good story telling fron the guides

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

In the last couple of years we have developed a taste for attractions that are on the edge of the tourist map, so to speak. And yet, out of many such small, quiet, more or less unknown towns, churches and castles that we visited all...More

Thank Maja C
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This totally abandoned town perched precariously on a hilltop is only reachable by many steep steps. So be forewarned. There are guided tours at designated times and an entrance fee. We had a private guide translate the official guide’s Italian presentation. Not sure if English...More

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CracoMuseum, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Centro Storico di Craco, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for your beautiful and kind review, just to fill the missing informations for other visitors, we do have English tour, avaiable everyday, but if you want to check first, feel free to contact us. On reservation is possible to have also a Japanese...More

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31 August 2016|
Response from bomblue2000 |
You can find them from the website of the" COMUNE DI CRACO" or call William on 0039 3894508549.
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