Bussana Vecchia, Italy

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Bussana Vecchia is a really interesting place, with an even more interesting history. It’s a village that was built up on a hill in the 9th century. It was abandoned in 1887 after an earthquake destroyed it and killed over 2,000 people. It was considered a ghost town until the early 1960’s when it was renovated and repopulated by an international group of artists (info from Wikipedia).

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entrance

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café

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lots of these cute little spaces where artists sell their work

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Doorway to one of my favorite studio/ shops here. The artist is a very nice woman who’s been here since the 70’s (I think). I remember meeting her when we came here 15 years ago.

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inside

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Her husband sells his amazing artwork and candles here as well.

how cool are these rooms?!

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I bought some of her artwork of Bussana Vecchia (by Studio W & J). Look at this place- you can explore for hours and hours!

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I bought a pair of these earrings she made also.

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picture of me taking a picture

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interesting stone work

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we grabbed a few drinks at this restaurant

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great restaurant view

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Kiera and me

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I love the ghost town feel of this place. Across from the restaurant there is a huge abandoned church…

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grass floor inside

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stairs and doorway to nowhere

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One of the residents had this donkey, which the girls loved of course!

Isn’t this place amazing?!

Here’s more info on Bussana Vecchia

 

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