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Month: January 2019

Vercelli Psychiatric Hospital

Historically, Vercelli mental asylum was built in the 1930s and was closed in 1978 after the Basaglia Law, that abolished mental hospitals in Italy. Of its 21 buildings, scattered over […]

Amusement Park Padova: present and past.

Until the cursed day (July 6, 2008) in which a whirlwind triggered throughout the South area of Padua, the Amusement Park (opened in 1991 by the entrepreneur Stefano Viviani) was […]

6 January: The true story of La Befana.

Ever wonder who is the witch-like woman with a broomstick that you see in Christmas markets around Italy? This is La Befana, an Italian Christmas tradition, long before Babbo Natale […]

Tenerife: the abandoned Añaza hotel

This hotel in Tenerife is in complete abandonment and it is perfect for a disquieting holiday in a deserted and lunar-like landscape! This is the Añaza hotel of which little […]

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

We are adjacent to St Nicholas’s Churchyard in Newcastle Upon Tyne where, for over a hundred years, the Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle has perched above the ornate rear door of […]