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NICASTRELLO: THE GHOST TOWN, NEXT TO CAPISTRANO

( By, Pino La Serra, 2010)

 

 
 

Nicastrello is a ghost town situated in valley adjacent to Capistrano. For centuries it was a prosperous centre with probably around five hundred inhabitants who survived thanks an abundance of olive groves. The past one hundred years the town gradually diminished in numbers. It's people emigrated to various areas of the world and to nearby towns, such as Capistrano. Several Capistranesi have ancestors who originate in this lovely village. The last inhabitant, Mastro Nicola, moved to Capistrano in the seventies and the town has been deserted ever since. The only structure that is in relatively fine shape is the church.  The pictures take you on a tour through the ghost town as it looks today. The pictures have been contributed by Pino La Serra.

 
     

 

 

Nicastrello di Capistrano

 

 

 

The Church

 

 

 

The Church's Interior

 

 

 

 

NICASTRELLO: A HIDDEN HISTORY

 

 

A chair tells a story

 

 

 

Small Square

 

 

Remains of villa

 

 

 

Detail of the Governor's house

 

 

 

Nearby river

 

 

 

Ihe old and the new.

 

 

 

The house of Mastro Nicola, the last resident

 

 

 

Traces of the past

 

 

 

The present is no more

 

 

 

Nearby cliffs

 

 

 

Nature is violated

 

 

 

Pino La Serra remembers the beauty of the cliffs now gone.

 

 

 

Remains of the convent. Nearby runs the Angitola River

 

 

 

Remains of the Convent's walls

 

 

 

Barely noticeable details of the convent

 

 

 

Ihe convent: more details of its ruins

 

 

 

Pillars of the convent

 
 
     
 

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