Italians now return to Craco

Italians now return to Craco for many summer religious festivals, and it’s an attractive spot for tourists and movie location scouts, as the ruins frequently stand in as a biblical village. The 1985 film “King David,” starring Richard Gere, was filmed there, as was a scene in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”  Guided tours will take you through Craco’s historic center, and “safe areas” are set up around certain parts of the town for those who want a free glimpse.

This Creepy Abandoned Italian Town Is Straight Out Of Biblical Times