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89063 Melito di Porto Salvo, Italy
+39 389 929 6009
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A unique little town in the rocks

This place is close to Reggio Calabria (former "capital" of Calabria) in the very south. There are... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
Like some film set, a village perched dramatically on strange-looking cliffs

Like some film set, this village is built dramatically on craggy outcrops of conglomerate rock. It... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Kendal, United Kingdom
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89063 Melito di Porto Salvo, Italy
+39 389 929 6009
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This place is close to Reggio Calabria (former "capital" of Calabria) in the very south. There are just the rocks and a little town with 1 souvenir shop and a gallery. But it is very special to see it, it is dry and hot overthere,...More

Thank 307milenau
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Like some film set, this village is built dramatically on craggy outcrops of conglomerate rock. It is certainly worth a detour, and to wander up through the village to the top. Several other reviews here on TripAdvisor refer to it being abandoned. These reviewers clearly...More

Thank TheHikingDude
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This abandoned village is really suggestive! We spent there more than hour to absorb the unique atmosphere ;).

Thank tomemon
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

If you came to Reggio you have to see this place ! Is not far from Reggio and it is an abandoned village on a rocky mountain that looks like an ✋ that's why it's call penta(5)dattilo(fingers) , the view is really amazing and the...More

1  Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

First time in this amazing village near by Reggio Calabria, in south of Italy. Is an abandoned small village on the top of a hill where you can see the sea and houses below it. It's fantastic! I recommend to visit it in the late...More

4  Thank Michela M
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The old village lies on a scenic place. Because of people needed to move, there is no more permanent living people here. But some artists and some shops with local products are coming here, especially with bergamot products. Very interesting, nice and tastfull

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Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This village, perched high among the rocks, is like a ghost town but is so serene and beautiful. The views from here are spectacular and well worth the effort to get there. There are a few little craft shops, a bar and the best postcards...More

1  Thank Brian L
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Pentedattilo is a mysterious place with empty old houses and streets that are impressive when you reach there. Famous due to the 5 fingers mountain behind the city, has a fascinating and phantasmagorical beauty, believe it or not!

2  Thank AntonioFrega
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Have been in and around this rock many times over the last five decades and never get tired of this stunning site. Always look forward to the International Film Festival they have here in mid summer But yesterday was great to take my wife up...More

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This place was a gem that was totally unexpected! Very fascinating just to walk around and take in the ruins, surrounding views and how the whole thing was built against the rocks there. Do be prepared to walk alot and, depending on how adventurous you...More

1  Thank lena975
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