Europe

Balestrino

Balestrino – An Italian Ghost Town

Balestrino in Italy suffered from earthquakes over the years and eventually in 1953, the government took the decision to move the entire population to a new village nearby.

Cnoc An Iuir – A Ghost Estate in Ireland

Beginning in the mid 1990s, Ireland experienced dramatic growth which created a property bubble. When the economy crashed in the late noughties, a large number of ghost estates were left around the country

Agdam – A Ghost Town in Azerbaijan

Agdam is a town in Azerbaijan and part of the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. During the war of 1993, the town was captured by Armenian forces and the residents forced to flee, leaving it as a ghost town.