Poggioreale, una speranza di pietra

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Poggioreale was hit by an earthquake in the night between January 14th and January 15th, 1968. The seism struck the whole western Sicily and in particular the small towns of Belice river valley, causing some hundreds of casualties. The new town of Poggioreale was built a few kilometers from the ruins of the old one. Which has become a ghost town, a witness of its own past.


Poggioreale venne colpita dal terremoto nella notte tra il 14 e il 15 gennaio 1968. Il sisma investì l’intera Sicilia occidentale ed in particolare i paesi della valle del fiume Belice, causando alcune centinaia di vittime. Il nuovo paese di Poggioreale venne edificato ad alcuni chilometri dalle rovine del vecchio. Che è diventato un paese fantasma, testimone del proprio passato.


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Comments (16)

makis-GREECE ® on March 17, 2013

Φανταστική εικόνα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Χαιρετίσματα από Αθήνα!

Μάκης

Piero Genova on March 17, 2013

Thank you very much, Makis!

Best wishes from Palermo,

Piero

Thanasis Germanos on March 18, 2013

How much I like this picture. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

Piero Genova on March 19, 2013

Many thanks, Thanasis!

Best wishes, Piero

Isse on March 20, 2013

Interesting place, nice capture. thanks for the short historycal info.

LIKE & FAV

Greetings, Istvan C

Piero Genova on March 21, 2013

Thank you so much, Istvan!

Best wishes, Piero

Majka44 on March 22, 2013

Wonderful place and photo.

LIKE

Greetings from Slovakia,Majka

Piero Genova on March 22, 2013

Thank you very much, Majka!

Best wishes, Piero

Stathis Chionidis on March 30, 2013

Wonderful italian light and fine composition my friend Piero.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

Piero Genova on March 30, 2013

I'm glad you like it, Stathis!

My best greetings, Piero

Gori Bau on April 26, 2013

foto molto suggestiva e interessanti notizie sul terremoto del Belice, una ferita ancora aperta a tanti anni di distanza => LIKE => saluti, Fabrizio

Piero Genova on April 26, 2013

Poggioreale è un posto impressionante, una specie di Pompei moderna. Grazie davvero a te, Fabrizio!

Luigi Giannini on April 27, 2013

Bellissima foto. Luigi.

Piero Genova on April 27, 2013

Grazie Luigi, sei gentilissimo!

roeli bindels on February 18

amazing....just standing there between the ruins ........like. gr. roeli

Piero Genova on February 19

You are very kind, thank you roeli!

Best greetings, Piero

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    by Piero Genova
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