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Report - Villa De Vecchi - Rhodes, Greece - Feb 2013

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by carajuk, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. carajuk

    carajuk 28DL Full Member
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    Hi guys,

    Went on a last minute short break to Rhodes with my partner and whilst there heard about this beautful (Very derelict and very decayed) Villa that was occupied by "Mussolini" and i decided i had to have a look.

    Here is what i have found out about the building:

    After climbing up the stone stairs to the cliff, we get to a two-story house unnoticeable from below. This is the so-called villa of Mussolini, in fact Mussolini has never been here, and the house belonged to the Italian Governor of Rhodes in the 30-ies, General De Vecchi. After the villa was no longer needed it was left to fall into disrepair, a shadow of the glory it once represented. In 2004 the local municipality applied for a grant from the European community and began a sympathetic restoration of the hotels Elafas and Elafina (meaning the Doe and the Deer) near the villa. There are plans to turn the villa into a spa.
    Now here the devastation and desolation reign. Glasses are smashed, plaster falling off, boards are rotting. Although, for 60 years (if we count from 1948), the destruction is not as serious as one might expect. At least one can walk inside the house without fear, even on the wooden balcony. By the way, the view from the balcony of the forest and the sea in the distance is absolutely amazing.

    Not far from the house there is a church, also Italian, and also abandoned.

    Thanks for looking :-)

    Sorry, there are a lot of pictures, but i loved this place .... and the view :-)

    The villa:

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    Some amazing work on the ceiling:

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    Here are some of the Church next door:

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  2. KwalkerK

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    Here is a video for villa De Vecchi I took on 18 April 2015:
     
  3. Miss Mayhem

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    good stuff :thumb
     
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