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  1. I already visited this former school in Italy last summer. I don't know if the rumor is true; but I heard that the globe is not original. Allegedly, the previously existing globe was stolen. Then, so is said, a photographer brought another globe and put it there. But as I said, I don't know if this story is true. Anyway, there were other beautiful things in this school along with old maps. Mostly you can only see photos of the one classroom with the globe online. That's why it was important for me to photograph and show other rooms from there as well. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  2. From the outside it was obvious that the building was abandoned. Next door, children were playing in the yard of the adjacent school, while we entered the former residence through an open door. Some parts of the villa were already very ruinous or even collapsed, but the beautiful wall and ceiling paintings were fortunately largely still preserved. I thought I'd already posted this house in the forum. But I was obviously mistaken, because I couldn't find it here. Apparently I'm getting old and confused ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  3. It had rained the day before my visit. Therefore, the steep slope that I climbed up alone to this abandoned, Italian villa on a hill, had turned into a muddy slide. The way up was correspondingly arduous and painstaking. I slipped off several times and within minutes my clothes were half soaked and completely dirty. But I didn't want to give up and fought my way up. Once there, I had to walk through bushes and a nettle-overgrown garden, until I finally reached the open access at the back of the building. But the effort was absolutely worth it. On the ground floor was a hall with columns and a fireplace. However, the most magnificent room was on the first floor. Great wall and ceiling paintings, mirrors on both sides, a skylight with broken glass, several statues and faces made of stone; and everything embedded in sad decay. This room was simply impressive, and overwhelming beautiful. Subsequently, I still discovered a fountain with a statue in the back of the garden. For the way down, I chose another route. This one was a little easier, although at the end I had to climb over a fence, to get out. But fortunately, I wasn't seen doing that by the residents of the property, and that was the main thing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  4. The (now ruinous) 18th-century villa with conservatories was purchased by the wealthy merchant Giuseppe Calamai, consul of Russia, in 1771 and used as a country estate. Due to financial difficulties, the Calamai family was forced to sell the villa in 1821 to Count Giovanni Giraud. A few years later the villa became the property of the Polish prince Stanisław Poniatowski. After his death in 1833, his widow sold the estate in 1847 to the rich Greek merchant Pandely Maurogordato. Maurogordato extended the building magnificently and he set up gardens and a large park - planted with palm trees, cedars of Lebanon, pines of Aleppo, eucalyptus, lime trees, plane trees, holm oaks, cypresses and oaks. During the Second World War, the family had to leave the villa, and in 1949, the heirs sold the entire property to the "provincial antitubercular consortium". In 1973, the consortium leased the park and buildings to the community, until it was finally abandoned. Although the villa is a listed building, it has been falling into ruin for a long time. Today, in its ruinous condition, you can only guess the former glory of this once splendid villa and its two conservatories. The entrance to the ruin was not too difficult. I just had to crawl through a low hole in the back area. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  5. I found the house with the red dress by coincidence - discovered this summer while visiting the "Chiesa in tempesta e pioggia". The house was right next to this church, and obviously it was also abandoned. The access way and the property were already quite overgrown. The old wooden door just stood open, so the house literally invited me to take a look inside. It seems the building has been originally a mill and was probably rebuilt for living only later. As a decorative element, the large millstone was still in the middle of the living room. Upstairs were various pieces of furniture with floral paintings from the time of historicism (1850-1890). Furthermore, in front of the house was an old wooden cart / hay wagon, which was also decorated with floral paintings. All in all, a nice chance find. Besides, really great, absolutely no vandalism there. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  6. I visited the stately villa in the eastern center of Italy this summer. The access was quite easy, you just had to crawl between the gate, which lacked a metal bar. The chapel with family crypt is located in a separate building, which gradually become overgrown from the outside. I was told that the property would still be used by a gardener. Fortunately, nobody was there during our visit. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  7. I found this villa in the middle of nowhere in Italy. I hardly know anything about the history. A calendar on the wall shows the year 1998. At this time the property was probably abandoned. The owner of the large villa with elaborate furniture was certainly not poor. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  8. Discovered while searching on Google Earth. A larger property with several buildings and holey roofs, set off the beaten track. So of course I had to go there and check it ... Decades ago it was apparently started with the renovation, which eventually came to a standstill again. The buildings were partly surrounded by overgrown scaffolding, but unfortunately completely stripped. Inside there was a large fireplace and a room with wall and ceiling paintings, that could only be accessed via one of the scaffolding. The upper floors of the partly overgrown, ruinous gate tower, whose staircase has probably caved in ages ago, were no longer accessible. On the net, I could found the information that the palazzo was originally from the first half of the 17th century. With the death of Count von M., the noble family of the builder family died out at the end of the 19th century. Most recently, the property (at this time owned by a monastery) was used as a wine store at the beginning of the 20th century. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  9. The church was built between 1791 and 1794. Today it is very ruinous and overgrown, but still worth a visit. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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