La Bertagnetta: inside the former pneumological Hospital.

This abandoned pneumological hospital was built between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The area chosen, at the time, was isolated and quiet, but still rather close to the city. At that time the hospitals were less numerous today and people went to such facilities only for very serious illnesses. After all, in the 1940s, pneumonia was a common cause of death, and so many were the sick people who passed through these corridors. The hospital was in fact pneumological, or specialized in…

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Vercelli: what remains of the Luigi Rossa company (and of chicory coffee).

This establishment, founded in 1858 by Luigi Rossa, represented a reference point for the economy of its ward and especially for the success of this factory the bridge was built on the Cervetto waterway, in order to make the connections quicker with the city. This was the first Italian factory to produce chicory coffee. Until the 20s of the twentieth century, many ties united the inhabitants of the area to the chicory coffee factory, and the development of the village, in part, is also due to the establishment: it seems…

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