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Memory to Last Forever

We've visited many parts of Italy over the years...All over the "Boot" as well as Sardegna and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PhxNicha
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Phoenix, Arizona
Ruins of Poggioreale Tour Led by Il '68 Cultura e Sapori

IL ‘68 CULTURA E SAPORI..."THE '68 CULTURE AND FLAVORS ... Cultural Association " This cultural... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2018
elana25
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Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited many parts of Italy over the years...All over the "Boot" as well as Sardegna and Sicilia, but Poggioreale was one of the most memorable ever. No-definitely NOT a tourist hot spot. If the gate is locked, you'll have to climb over the tall...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

IL ‘68 CULTURA E SAPORI..."THE '68 CULTURE AND FLAVORS ... Cultural Association " This cultural association arranged a tour of the ruins of Poggioreale, as well as, a tasting of local foods. The group included myself and 7 family members from the United States and...More

1  Thank elana25
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Walk through the streets and see buildings of ancient times. It's like going into a "Time Tunnel". Very much enjoyed every aspect of the trip.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Wonderful experience in this ghost town, abandoned aftern an eartquake is 1968 and now visitable thanks to an organization (look for Poggio Reale Antica on Fb) which is working to maintain it and avoid further distruction. You really feel the time has stopped.

1  Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Our old city of Poggioreale, old because the town rebuilt farther down after the earthquake, is a place to be respected, please. Our families still own our homes there. It is legally trespassing to go in them, even though it is being called a ghost...More

10  Thank Lorrie D
Reviewed May 3, 2017

This is the place to be for urban explorers. It's like your stepping inside a time capsule. You can actually imagine what life was like in that town in the sixties. We walked around for hours, took hundreds of pictures and still we hadn't seen...More

1  Thank ThomasMeuleman
Reviewed January 4, 2017

An amazing visit to a ghost town abandoned after an earthquake in the 1960's. It's both sad and beautiful at the same time and for a photographer - it was amazing!

1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Found this place with the nearby function of TripAdvisor, as we have searched something to visit for a short trip from Sciacca. First we read something about this place, searched for some pictures and decided to go there. As some wrote there is bad roads...More

1  Thank JMichelCM
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice surprize as were passing by, I would recommend this place to everybody who comes to western sicily! Amazing atmosphere in this ghost town, which has been lovingly kept up by caribg people. Great place to visit!!! Www.facebook.com/poggiorealeantica

1  Thank Jacqueline F
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Easy to find, easy to bypass the closed city gate. Few if any other visitors. Surprisingly little litter. Genuine experience, not to be missed.

1  Thank Daniel M
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