Regularly featuring in world listings of the top 10 ghost towns to visit, Craco is renowned for its haunting mystery and beauty. Despite very little being known about it, tombs dating to the 1st century were found in the Sant’Angelo area and it is assumed that an indigenous settlement was established by them.
Due to recurring earthquakes, landslides and lack of fertile farming land in the mid-twentieth century, the town’s inhabitants were forced to abandon their homes and move to Craco-Peschiera and Craco-Sant’Angelo, leaving Craco uninhabited.
Hardly touched since then you can only access the town via a guided tour through this Ghost town which shows the eyrie allure of its silent beauty.
Due to its unique landscape Craco has been used as a set for a number of movies, including King David, The Nativity Story, Quantum of Solace and The Passion of the Christ.