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Ghost towns in Italy: Craco in Basilicata

19 April, 2020
After looking at the abandoned casino on Lake Como, at Consonno, here is another ghost town in Italy, Craco in Basilicata. It’s the same kind of quiet, desolated place as Pripyat in the Ukraine, or Yashima in Japan.A landslide caused…

Tourism in Italy: the rocky town of Matera in Basilicata

24 March, 2020
The above video takes us on a tour of Matera, a city of rock in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Fabled in cinema, the “sassi” or “rocks” of Matera have become a symbol of Italy’s south. The town has…

Mona Lisa Mosaic Made of Burnt Toast in Matera

24 March, 2020
With her Mona Lisa mosaic made of burnt toast, English artist Laura Hadland aroused the interest and curiosity of the inhabitants of Matera, an old town in southern Italy famous for its beautiful cave-houses. Ms. Hadland -best known for another…