Craco, an Italian Ghost Town

Are your clients spending some days in Matera or Puglia region and would you like to offer them something off-the-beaten-path, different from the usual tours and far from the crowded spots? We have the right destination for you: the Ghost Town of Craco!

 

The oldest part of Craco, built on solid bedrock, still remains standing. Looking in windows you can even see some furniture, although much was looted over the years. It’s easy to imagine bread baking in the oven or the church bell tolling to call people to mass. The church’s beautiful majolica dome still gleams in the sunlight.

 

Movies and commercials have been filmed among the ruins of Craco, including scenes of The Passion of the Christ and James Bond movie Quantum of Solace. Why don't complete the day with a stop at a nearby masseria? A glass of wine in a peaceful athmosphere is the perfect way to end the tour.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION: The visit is possible only with a licensed authorized guide and after filling a consent form. Safety helmet is compulsory but, don't worry, we will take care of all the technical aspects of the visit. The path is quite easy and suitable for children as well.

 

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