Three ghost villages in Tuscany, courtesy of @Blocal_ on Twitter

Courtesy of Giulia, from Rome, who tweets as @Blocal_, more of whose work can be seen here.

Some great pictures and lots of information, but a couple of odd translations: “casa colonica” is not a colonial house, but the share-cropper’s house, and “villa padronale” is not a paternal house, but the manor-house, in other words, the place where the lord of the manor, he who took the 50% of the proceeds of aforementioned share-cropper (mezzadro, in Italian), lived.

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