Thursday, November 19, 2020

POTD: Abandoned Italian Resort


Source: "Inside the abandoned 'Las Vegas of Italy', a hillside ghost town with wacky architecture - and a bar"--Daily Mail. "

The article gives some background:

    These pictures give you a mesmerising glimpse inside the so-called Citt√† dei Balocchi - 'City of Toys' - which was once a playground for well-heeled residents and tourists from Milan, an 80-minute drive to the south.

    In its heyday, the tourist hotspot, in the foothills of the Alps, lured visitors with quirky architecture and attractions that included shopping galleries, casinos, restaurants, a grand hotel and a ballroom. It even had a fake castle. But now the eerie carcass of this eccentric folly sits crumbling on the hillside, with the surrounding woodlands slowly swallowing it.


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    1. And a great place to stage an ambush--look at all those dark windows and shaded doorways.


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