Modern Ruins: Recoaro Terme and the phantom of a 1800s spa-town in Italy

Modern ruins, abandoned implants, deserted buildings. These are the products of a society that constantly runs after progress. We don’t even realize it but sometimes we personally contribute to land consumption and to the abandonment of structures with our constant pursue of trends that are able to modify the urban layout of a city.  Spa-towns, for example, were a thing in the 19th century. Now, being the thermal vacation something outdated, these towns stand there like crippled creatures waiting for someone to remember and cure them. Let’s explore one of these towns located in the Veneto region: Recoaro Terme.

Recoaro Terme

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Abandoned Italy: Neglected Houses in Marostica

Past, present and future fight a never-ending battle in Italy. Ancient ruins, abandoned towns, dismissed industrial implants are there to remind us that past should be integrated in a constructive way in the present in order to walk toward the future. But, as all the things in life, it is easier said than done! With this post, I’m going to launch a new column dedicated to “abandoned Italy”: a voyage that goes from neglected buildings to ghost towns and empty houses in need of refreshing. Discover the forgotten Italy and the story behind it.

Vacant building, Marostica

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