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Report - Manicomio di R, Italy - February 2018



The_Raw

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This had been on my to-do list for some time having seen previous reports. I suppose for that reason it was more of a pilgrimage than an explore but well enjoyable nonetheless. We made a right meal of getting in here but it was necessary with the amount of unexpected activity near where we wanted to be. Not to mention the security chickens and sheep announcing our presence to all and sundry. :rolleyes: The bastard snow didn't help either, making sure we had no choice but to 'leave only footprints' from one end of the site to the other. Anyway, nobody came looking for us luckily and what a belter of a place. The main building is not only stunning but has some intact operating rooms full of equipment. I could have spent all day in there and I'll most likely pop back if ever in the area again as I'm told there is a morgue somewhere. We did try a few other buildings but they were mostly bricked up and the ones we got into didn't have much inside. A fruitful trip with @elliot5200 and shaddam.

Built in 1871, the site began as a charity hospital. It then became a military training college before turning into a psychiatric hospital. Commonly referred to as "the factory of ideas" by locals, about 500 people worked there as doctors, clerks, nurses, and maintenance staff. It's busiest period of admissions came during WW2 where the number of patients never dropped below 1,000. The total number of patients reached it's peak of 1,400 in the 1960s. It was closed in 1981 when Basaglia law came into force. This was the act which signified a large reform of the psychiatric system in Italy.


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28. Not a baaaaad explore at all...


Cheers for looking yo :)​