Craco, An Italian Ghost Town


Among the more eerie sights of Italy is a ghost town called Craco.  Seen here in this drone video by Travel and Drones, it's located in the southern province of Matera.  Inhabited during the Antiquity, the town saw significant emigration to the USA around the turn of the 20th century due to poor farming conditions.  Following flooding in 1972 and an earthquake in 1980, it was abandoned.  Since then, it's been "reborn" as a movie filming location, most famously as the spot where Judas committed suicide in Passion of the Christ (2004).  

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    Mike Israel

    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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