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Situated 250 metres above sea level, Pentidattilo rises perched on the cliff of Mount Calvario, whose characteristic shape resembles that of a cyclopean hand with five fingers, and from which the village derives its name.

The old village, 320 metres above sea level, was definitively abandoned in 1971, after it had been declared uninhabitable three years earlier: the population had in fact migrated slightly further down the valley, forming a new small centre from which the old ghost town could be seen.

Only recently has a range of activities been resurgent in the village: local craftsmen have opened a few shops to sell their products, and there is a restaurant. The partial restoration of the village has included the resurfacing of the main street and the restoration of some buildings.


89063 Pentidattilo RC, Italia

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