PADRI GIUSEPPINI INSTITUTE

Hi! The Padri Giuseppini s is just a few minutes from the Casalegno Orphanage, so you can unify the two urban explorations. Institute of the Padri Giuseppini This abandoned institute had a shorter life than the nearby Casalegno, it was built in 1909 at the behest of Mr. Ferruti and…

THE CASALEGNO ORPHANAGE

Hello! In this urban exploration I take you to the Casalegno Orphanage, built by the homonymous religious man. History and Structure of the Casalegno Orphanage The construction of the Casalegno Orphanage dates back to 1877 to host the children from Trino Vercellese and Lucedio (where, among other things, is the…

CO.SAR COTTON MILL

Hello! In this exploration I take you to the former CO.SAR Cotton Mill, a building abandoned since 1995 and has been the protagonist of various judicial vicissitudes. History of the CO.SAR Cotton Mill The CO.SAR Cotton Mill, was designed by the engineer Fausto Cella in 1954 and was financed by…

THE MAFIA VILLA

The Mafia Villa is a bunker-villa belonging to a boss, now in prison with his son for international drug trafficking. Story of the Mafia Villa From the news found on the net it is known that they shuttled between this bunker-villa (Italian drug headquarters) and Santo Domingo, where they were…

ABANDONED TRAIN STATION

This abandoned train station was in service from 1911 to 2008, when it was replaced by a more modern double-track located nearby. History of the Abandoned Train Station The old train station is now closed to the public and when it was active it was equipped with a supplier’s tower,…

HOTEL CAPO CACCIA: THE SARDINIAN SOAP OPERA

Hi! In this exploration I take you to Hotel Capo Caccia, a (ex) luxury 4-star hotel located near Capo Caccia, able to offer a breathtaking sea view to all those who overlook it. Story of Hotel Capo Caccia This hotel was built in 1964 by the Turin-based company Parabola d’Oro…

MOLERA QUARRIES

Hello! In this exploration I take you to the Molera Quarries, a group of caves located in the Lanza Park, between the province of Varese and Como. Story of the Molera Quarries These quarries were used in the seventh century AD, when the material for building the walls of Castelseprio…

PREVENTORIUM CHIAPPONI

Hello! In this exploration I will take you to the former Chiapponi Male Preventory. Story of the Chiapponi Preventorium The Chiapponi Preventorium was founded in 1938 by the agricultural businessman Rocco Chiapponi to prevent and treat childhood pulmonary diseases. In 1944 the structure was requisitioned by Emilio Canzi (commander of…