BONETTI-DONA’ QUARRY

Hello! In this exploration I take you to the Bonetti-Donà Quarry in Montegrotto Terme. History of  Bonetti-Donà Quarry The Bonetti-Donà Quarry was a quarry of trachyte, a material much appreciated for its beauty, workability and impermeability; it was extracted from the mountains in front but over time the former entrepreneurs Bonetti…

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…

EX LUCCHINI

Hello! In this exploration I take you to the ex Lucchini, an abandoned steel mill with a very gloomy and post apocalyptic atmosphere, where a war seems to have fought. Story of the Ex Lucchini The ex Lucchini, before becoming a giant agglomeration of waste and cement, was one of…

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…

TEXMANTOVA

Hi! In this urban exploration me and Stefano will take you to Texmantova, an abandoned factory in Garbagnate Milanese, Viale Forlanini 39 that produced yarns and fabrics. Story of Texmantova Before ending up in a state of advanced decay, Texmantova knew a golden age, but let’s go back to its…

ITALCEMENTI OF MONTOGGIO

Hi! In this urban exploration me, Stefano and The Pink Fluffy Unicorn will take you to Italcementi in Montoggio, a great example of industrial archeology. From outside it looked it seemed the usual little building left insignificant, but starting to explore it we realized that it had given us many…

ISOTTA FRASCHINI-BREDA MOTORI

Hi there! If you love cars you must read this article about Isotta Fraschini-Breda Motori, a landmark for motors and cars. Story of Isotta Fraschini-Breda Motori Isotta Fraschini-Breda Motori was founded in 1900 by Cesare Isotta, the brothers Fraschini and Ludovico Prinetti. He was based in Milan in Via Monte…

VELCHI: THE DEATH FACTORY

The Death  Factory Welcome to The  Death Factory, an abandoned building so called for the huge amount of toxic waste that produced and still are present. Originally it was a factory that was responsible for transforming tomato waste and remained active until the 80s, then fell into a state of…