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pretty impressive

As if in the middle of nowhere is this field of huge concrete blocks, signifying a former village... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Georg S
Berlin, Germany
Art comes in many forms

Having visited Ruderi di Poggioreale some 7kms to the east and driven around this area devastated... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2014
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful and serene place to visit. I found myself wishing we had brought water and a picnic. Is very bright and steep but I would have wanted to stay longer had I had a picnic. Was about 90 degrees when we went...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

The Cretto di Burri is a huge land artwork conceived by the late artist, Alberto Burri, which took 30 years to finish. It was built as a form of memorial on the ruins of the town of Gibellina, in the south-west of Sicily, which was...More

1  Thank Carl G
Reviewed 8 May 2018

"Cretto di Burri" by artist Alberto Burri is one of the largest pieces of land art. Constructed on top of the earthquake ruined village of Gibellina, Burri followed the former street plan covering the village with a white concrete maze. It is a formal and...More

1  Thank laranickel
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Astonishing visit to the world largest land art masterpiece. An entire village grounded by an earthquake in 1968 covered with white cement. Impressive and breathtaking!

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

As if in the middle of nowhere is this field of huge concrete blocks, signifying a former village destroyed by an earthquake. Away from the village centre are some individual ruins of what must have been a factory and a more recentlly build apartment building....More

Thank Georg S
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The reviews I read abut it and the recommendations told me that I would find the destroyed houses. But we only found the Cretto di Burro with no one to explain. Some explained to us when we returned home. It is difficult to arrive thre,...More

Thank John I
Reviewed 22 November 2015

This huge expanse of awe-inspiring landscape artwork was created by Alberto Burri between 1984 and 1989. Burri covered the ruins of the town of Gibellina, which was completely destroyed by an earthquake in 1968, with a smooth and undulating cover of concrete where deep path-sized...More

1  Thank campanero
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Having visited Ruderi di Poggioreale some 7kms to the east and driven around this area devastated by the January 1968 earthquake we were able to find the site, and whilst managed to get fairly close to it, apparently shouldn't have done as currently closed for...More

1  Thank VCB_10
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