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Poggioreale

Sicily, Italy
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Family Heritage

Our old city of Poggioreale, old because the town rebuilt farther down after the earthquake, is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorrie D
via mobile
Time suddenly stopped

This is the place to be for urban explorers. It's like your stepping inside a time capsule. You can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ThomasMeuleman
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Ghent, Belgium
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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“ghost town” (6 reviews)
“google maps” (2 reviews)
“sixties” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Lorrie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ThomasMeuleman
Reviewed 4 January 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 17 August 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 16 July 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 9 July 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
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We love abandoned places so when we came across Poggioreale while doing some research on Sicily in preparation for our trip, we knew we had to go there. It was an easy car ride to the town. It's eerie to see it on top de...More

2  Thank Norbert H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I have not yet been to this place but I was told that my Grandmother and Grandfather are buried in the new cemetery. Can anyone that has visited or lives there to tell me the name of the cemetery. I am in the United States...More

Thank ANITA M
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Had read about Poggioreale on TripAdvisor and as part of our biking tour. We tried to find by bike, but too difficult and too hard to climb. So we returned by car afterwards. The place has two main entrances. On both sides the streets are...More

1  Thank Johan M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

if you like Sicily off the beaten track, take a car and go visit the ghost town of Poggioreale. The town was destroyed by the infamous earthquake of 1968, then stripped down and fenced off by the authorities. Try to go there during the day,...More

1  Thank riccardo c
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beachbum9453
My grandparents were born here but left for the US in the early 1900s or late 1800's. Maria Monticello ( Monticciclo) and Antonio Rizzuto. both would have been very young twenties.
31 October 2016|
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louc7355
I saw this on a video about Sicily but in the film the guy had to jump a gate to get in, is it ok to go in? Is it legal? Is the gate always closed?
10 February 2015|
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Response from Celuzzo |
No, free entrance.
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