Drone's eye view of ghost town in Italy

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A Ruptly drone captured the ancient town of Balestrino that was abandoned more than 60 years ago due to earthquakes. Balestrino, 70 kilometers south east of Genoa, features a picturesque castle and is considered to be the most famous abandoned location in Italy. The town dates back to 11th century. At the end of the 19th century, a number of earthquakes caused severe damage to the town's infrastructure. The remaining population moved out in 1953 and a new town with the same name was built about 1.6 kilometers away.