Italy has a seemingly never-ending supply of breathtaking villas and churches to explore. The arcitecture of this country is always a perfect mix of elegance and rustic charm. Italy also has many abandoned asylums, called “manicomio”.
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Dark Music School (Collegio S) was a Roman Catholic boarding school which became abandoned in the 1980s. There are classrooms, an auditorium and chapel.
Villa del Allenatore is an old abandoned Italian house, apparently once the home of a football coach. This football coach trained a local children's team.
The Red Cross Hospital is a famous abandoned Italian sanatorium. This site lays atop a remote hill, over 1km above sea level.
The Paragon Hotel is an abandoned five-star hotel in Italy. The location is famous for the grand ballroom, which features stunning white ceiling drapes.
The Blue Chapel (La Chiesa Blue) is a classic abandoned 19th Century church, in the hilly countryside of Italy. It has been abandoned since the 2000s.
Manicomio di VG is an abandoned and decaying Italian asylum. "The Rotunda of the Furious" housed violent patients. There were several legendary patients.
The 17th Century Villa C features a grand lavishly decorated entrance hall. There is also a pink spiral staircase, featuring a large shell-like decoration.
The 18th Century Villa Mint has been home to Italian nobility over the centuries. The bright airy Baroque-style central hall features mint green frescoes.
This well-preserved funicular railway used to ferry tourists from the idyllic lakeshore, up to the top of the mountain. It closed in the late 1970's.
Convento B is a church, convent and college nestled in the hills above a small Italian township. The convent, church and cloisters date back to the 1600s.
A Steampunk Greenhouse lays nestled in an Italian country park, obscured from casual glances by dense vegetation.
Central Idroelettrica is an abandoned hydroelectric power plant in Italy. Water rushes below the crumbling concrete floor, which is nearly 100 years old.
Villa PDO is a relatively modern abandoned Italian Villa. The master bedroom has lavishly painted Romanesque scenes on the walls.
Teatro Balconi features opulent Art Nouveau architecture. The ravages of time have left this cavernous auditorium in an advanced stage of decay.
Manicomio di R is a former mental aylum, or "madhouse", in Italy. This medical relic closed in 1980's, when attitudes towards mental health care changed.
The star attraction at Villa Scorpio,is the Japanese Greenhouse. There is a large fan-shaped window, and vines creeping in through broken windows.