Haunting photos show Italian villas of the 18th and 19th centuries still standing as lustrous ruins
| Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
4/13/2019 2:29 AM EST
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Opulent mansions of the nobility decay in rural Italy, the colours of their frescoes still vibrant and their broad hallways still breathtaking.
The 'paesi fantasma' or ghost villages are believed to number some 300 across the country from the northern alps to the lowlands of the south.
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