Capracotta: An Italian Town that Refuses to Disappear

Many of the villages and small towns that our ancestors left when they came to America are in jeopardy of vanishing. According to informed sources, 6,000 Italian ghost towns are already totally or partially abandoned. 

To kick off its triennial Festa della Madonna di Loreto, on September 6, 2017, Capracotta, a town in the Molise region, hosted a


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