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  1. This was the first stop in Italy with Elliot5200 & @shaddam last month. I don't know any history unfortunately but it's a stunning building and I wouldn't mind living in it! I normally write a lot more than this but I'm not sure what else to say. Oh, we went for a pizza afterwards. Pics: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. & 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Thanks for looking
  2. In 1960 Alfa Romeo grow out of their old factory located in Portello and started with the construction of a new plant located in Arese. This new plant had an Centro Stile (Design centre), Offices, Powerplant, Centro Technico (technical centre), and much more. Unfortunately in 2005 the whole factory closed after the last V6 Busso engine rolled out of the factory which made the once modern factory abandoned. In 2014 the factory was demolished to make place for a mall and parking spots, the only thing that still remain are the old technical centre and the design centre. In the summer of 2017 I was in the area so I decided to go and have a look at what remains of the factory. To my surprise there were still sections open and it had even had some papers and some car parts inside. Thanks for reading and I hoped you liked it!
  3. Built in the early 1700s, and modified during the 1800s, the external stables have recently collapsed.
  4. This had been on my to-do list for some time having seen previous reports. I suppose for that reason it was more of a pilgrimage than an explore but well enjoyable nonetheless. We made a right meal of getting in here but it was necessary with the amount of activity near where we wanted to be. Not to mention the security chickens and sheep announcing our presence to all and sundry. The snow didn't help either, making sure we had no choice but to 'leave only footprints' from one end of the site to the other. Anyway, nobody came looking for us luckily and what a belter of a place. The main building is not only stunning but has some intact operating rooms full of equipment. I could have spent all day in there and I'll most likely pop back if ever in the area again as I'm told there is a morgue somewhere. We did try a few other buildings but they were mostly bricked up and the ones we got into didn't have much inside. A fruitful trip with elliot5200 and @shaddam Built in 1871, the site began as a charity hospital. It then became a military training college before turning into a psychiatric hospital. It was commonly referred to as "the factory of ideas" by locals. About 500 people worked there as doctors, clerks, nurses, and maintenance staff. It's busiest period of admissions came during WWII where the number of patients never fell below 1,000. The total number of patients reached it's peak of 1,400 in the 1960s. It was closed in 1981 when Basaglia law came into force. This was the act which signified a large reform of the psychiatric system in Italy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. One of the other buildings with little inside 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. Not a baaaaad explore at all Thanks for looking
  5. The former children´s sanatorium ("colonia") is located somewhere in the Italian mountains and was once built for the treatment of ill children. The building itself was a mere time capsule, full of numerous sick beds, school inventory as well as old medical bottles, ointments and tinctures - all of those had exceeded their expiry date by decades. Moreover, we found old documents - old vaccination confirmations of the late 1960s as well as old patient´s lists of the 1950s.
  6. Yep, it's another Italian asylum! Last one from this trip. We changed our plans at the last minute to check on this instead of visiting one of the better known spots. It was a bit of a gamble as we had no info and it was going to be the last explore of the trip, but it could be epic. I'm glad we did as it turned out to be a banger. Something interesting in every room and corridor pretty much. Lights still on in places and parts that looked not long abandoned. Probably the closest thing I've seen to one of the classic UK asylums in their hey day. We only had time to get around half of it unfortunately so I'm sure there is a lot more to see in here. Visited with elliot5200 & @shaddam Freaky bastard door, like something out of a horror film creaking and banging of it's own accord. Never heard anything like it. The first of many in here. Lights still on in some parts This semi-circular section was a secure wing for violent patients. Inside one of the cells and the adjacent corridor We popped our heads into the chapel just before we left as it was a bit bait. Very nice in there but it looked very much still in use so we didn't hang about. And that's all for now. Thanks for looking
  7. Villa Scorpio History Unfortunately I couldn't find a great deal of history surrounding this location but from what I have gathered it was built at some point during the late 19th century. The former occupier owned a large cement factory in the same town. I would imagine the family were quite well off, as it was very grand and exquisite building. The design of the villa shared various similarities with the Art Nouveau style of architecture. Featuring a stunning staircase, a beautiful skylight and an decorative greenhouse. Our visit Visited with @darbians and @vampiricsquid on our tour of Italy last summer. As soon as we arrived outside, we knew it was going to be a good explore. Hope you enjoy my photos! Externals Internals
  8. Selection of Italian explore videos.. enjoy!
  9. This was a fun one. A small part of the hospital is still in use so there were lots of vehicles coming and going. Security kept driving up and down the main road as well like it was groundhog day so we had to stay on our toes. The hospital was built in 1930 for the treatment of people suffering from mental illness. Towards the end of WWII, in 1945, a famous massacre took place here. Seventy five Italian Social Republic soldiers were brought here as prisoners and around 50 of them were brutally executed. Some of them being tied up with wire and crushed under the wheels of two trucks. Anyway, as I was saying, a fun place to hang out, with something to see in most of the buildings. I'd say we got around 75% of the abandoned stuff. Here's some pics: 1. Chapel 2. Not too impressive inside 3. 4. & 5. 6. Beds bolted to the floor 7. 8. 9. Not entirely sure what this was, some kind of meals on wheels type body trolley? 10. 11. Several buildings full of old documents 12. 13. 14. X-ray scans 15. Theatre/Cinema 16. Amazingly the projector has survived Thanks for looking
  10. Colonia IL / Mono Orphanage History The orphanage was built on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Sadly there doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there regarding this location. From what I've gathered it originally served as an orphanage and at some point in time, it was also used as a summer camp. Despite being closed during the 1970's, it has remained in pretty good condition with minimal graffiti and vandalism. Visit Visited again with @darbians and @vampiricsquid. Unfortunately when we visited the beds had been removed but lucky there was still a lot left to photograph. The chapel was absolutely stunning and it was nice to see that some furniture, including the desks from the classrooms were still there. All in all an excellent location to finish off our Italian adventure.
  11. In this video we are exploring an abandoned asylum which opened in 1930 and closed in 1997. I hope you liked the video!
  12. This is my first video of this 60s hotel located somewhere in Italy. I hope you liked the video!
  13. Villa dell'allentatore is a farm of a local former soccer coach. #1 DSC08107 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC08135 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC08138 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC08137 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC08136 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC08111 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC08139 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC08143 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC08113 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC08114 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC08142 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC08140 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC08141 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC08120 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC08116 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC08124 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC08125 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC08127 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC08132 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC08134 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #21 DSC08133 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  14. This is Manicomio Di V (Mental asylum). The hospital was built in 1930 due to growing demand for mental support in the region. The hospital closed in 1991 due to new laws. [ The overgrown church [ The entrance of the theatre The decaying theatre The old projector Fences to prevent patients escaping or committing suicide The overgrown roads through the facility The entrance of the shower building The shower rooms Decaying bathroom Picture of one of the patients This was the section were alcohol addicted people would be taken care of Old poster of a Lancia Prisma Backstage the theatre The stockroom One room were the patients would sleep a couple of phones thrown in a corner Thanks for looking!
  15. This is the old Fiat Trattori (tractor) factory, this factory was build in the 1960s and was abandoned in 1993 after Fiat bought the American company New Holland. Today the plant is in quite bad shape. There are no plans of reconverting the place. This was the Design centre and the administration building. Thanks for looking!
  16. To get to Preventorio R which has been a childrens sanatorium deep in the mountains of Italy was a real torture. Riding on my Vespa through Italy I'm used to navigate by listening to Google Maps on my earphones. After hours of riding Google suddenly instructed me to turn left on a really steep and curvy gravel path that didn't allow more than the first gear for about 10km. Finally arriving at the Preventorio i realised that it is situated next to a well developed main street. F*** Google Maps Navigation! But it turned out to be worth the effort. #1 DSC05555-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC05550 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC05551 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC05548 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC05546 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC05542 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC05541 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC05554 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC05547-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC05545 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC05553 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC05552 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC05549 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC05544 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  17. Carrozzeria Ghia was a car company that designed and build car bodies for other car brands like Volkswagen, Detomaso and Fiat. The company was founded in 1916. In 1970 the company was sold to Ford Motor Company who took the whole designstudio to Detroit. At this time the building was abandoned and is still to this day. The design studio where masterpieces where created like the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia and the Detomaso Pantera The factory halls This is the old factory hall where the low volume models where build like concept cars and limited edition cars This is a comparison from 1969 vs 2015 (Detomaso Mangusta on the picture) I hope you liked my first post! For more history about the Ghia brand:
  18. Although some of the graves go back to the 17th century part of this hige cemetery are left to decay and neglect. The area is blocked so descendants have to overcome construction fences in order to commemorate the deceased. For some reason I didn't feel comfortable exploring this site but nevertheless I took some pictures to share with you. #1 DSC07246 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07247 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07248 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07251 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07256 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07258 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07268 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07269 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07271 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07272 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07296 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC07348 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC07312 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC07343 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC07342 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC07317 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC07332 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC07340 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC07352 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC07355 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  19. This ex Nato Base is not really spectacular regarding its structure or facilities but for its location. Situated on the top of a hill (about 1000m) it's a beautifull place to spend the night having a barbecue and some drinks with your buddies. Don't forget to wrap up warm. In the nights it's getting damn cold up there even in summer. #1 DSC07419 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07390-2 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07385 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07412-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07395-Bearbeitet-2 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07415-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07414 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07416-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07417 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07399-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07401-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  20. Built in 1884 Villa S. ist regarded as the first casino at this coast. After decades of desertion and decay it burned down in 2006. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13
  21. Information about the Paragon is rare. The old 5-Star Grand Hotel closed in 2007 because of decreasing number of tourists visiting the small town somewhere in the nowhere of the Italian mountains. #1 DSC08077 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC08078 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC08074-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC08075-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC08079-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC08081 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC08082-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC08084 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC08085 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC08086 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC08087 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC08088 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC08089-Bearbeitet-2 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC08092 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC08095 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC08097 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC08099 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #18 DSC08101-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #19 DSC08103-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #20 DSC08106-Bearbeitet by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  22. Just another bloody Italian palazzo. Unfortunately there's no information about the history of this palazzo but if you've got some € left use the opportunity to buy yourself a summer residence for only 1.6 million €. It's got some nice rooms to unwind and a private small chapel. #1 DSC07052 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07039 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07040 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #4 DSC07041 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #5 DSC07042 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #6 DSC07043 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #7 DSC07059 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #8 DSC07044 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #9 DSC07045 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #10 DSC07047 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #11 DSC07048 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #12 DSC07064 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #13 DSC07067 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #14 DSC07071 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #15 DSC07054 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #16 DSC07062 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #17 DSC07050 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  23. This small hydroelectric power station originally powered the neighboring Crespi textiles factory that closed some time ago. Before we came here we were aware that the building was possibly alarmed, but determined to see the industrial deliciousness inside, we carried on. On our approach we were hiding in the woods, dodging dog walkers and cyclists, but it was SO worth it.. Even if I did only manage about 3 photos after setting of the alarm Visited with @PROJ3CTM4YH3M, Kriegaffe9 and @AndyK! Not a lot of information here I know.. But hopefully these will make up for it -
  24. Deep in the woods of the Italian mountains I visited this small chapel. Due to an eartquake it is no longer accessible and abandoned. Although the chapel is really unimpressiv from the outside the beauty of the still existing interior makes it worth to be shown here. #1 DSC07367 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #2 DSC07368 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr #3 DSC07369 by Ghost-Scooter, auf Flickr
  25. Following on from our escapades here is another report from The Derpy Rotten Scoundrels Euroderp Tour earlier this year. Having spent the previous day dicking about by Lake Como, swimming in the lake, the lads got their broga on, whilst Disco Kitten put everyone to shame with her epic yoga skills. fortytwo went jungleering and spent the day battling beasts in the wilderness and arrived back after a fight with a snake. Deciding we were on the move the next day we set up camp in a derelict house looking out over the lake. Chilled out with beer and did the only to do when your Euroderping and your derp has an awesome white wall, slammed Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom on the projector and settled in for the night! Our plan was to head for the Holy Grail of NPU, having visited previously I was still excited about the chance of a revisit. So we loaded up the limo and Zsa Zsa and headed off with a plan to hit the Animal Testing Facility on the way. This is another place that is proper trashed but good for a mini derp adventure. I have no idea of its full name, or where it is as I do an excellent job of sleeping as soon as Im in the car. Its a nice little walk in and there is still some interesting stuff in there to see. I've gleaned a little bit of history from some dude who went in 2016. The place belonged to a Swiss Company who were apparently big in the animal testing industry, they moved to this site and rented the building, however when the rental contract ran out they didn't renew the contract and it fell into disrepair. The land it is built on is partly poisoned, due to there being a chemical site their previously and isn't likely to be cleaned up anytime soon. A couple of years after the facility closed it was hit by a fire, causing acrid fumes to permeate the local area. Firefighters arrived and found evidence the fire had been started deliberately but were able to stop the fire fairly quickly. Although they contained the fire, the whole site had to be checked due to rumours of the facility being occupied by refugees and concerns over the local kids playing in the buildings. The facility still has the animal operating/autopsy table in place and there is lots of medical equipment lying around, lamps, autoclaves and a gloved box unit. Anyway here's a few pics (all from my phone as I lost the ones I took on my camera ) Thanks for looking
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