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Italy. Basilicate. Craco. Picturesque view of the medieval hilltop ghost town of Craco which is dominated by its magnificent Norman period tower. Scenically rising above its mesmerizing landscape, the town overlooks the Cavone river valley in the region of Basilicate in southern Italy. Founded around 500 AD, the town which is in a seismic active area was completely abandoned by its population in 1991 when a succession of landslides threatened to ruin the town and its people.

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