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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1937


    • SPACE TYPE: House

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Built in the second half of the 30s upon request by Vito Mussolini (Benito Mussolini's nephew), Villa Teodorani stands on the area that previously hosted the family tennis court. Due to the outbreak of the war, Vito could never live in the villa, [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1935


    • SPACE TYPE: Depot

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    The ATR depot was built in 1935 by the Italian Society of Automobile Transport, belonging to the Fiat group, at the express request of Benito Mussolini to overcome the difficulties of the connections between Forlì, its valleys and the entire provinc [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Propaganda place

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    In the early 30s, many of these buildings were built in the territory of Forlì. This one in Teodorano presumably dates back to this period. After the end of World War II, the building was used for different purpose, even as a ballroom. In 2016 it [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1938


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The distillery ORBAT (acronym for Organizzazione Battaglia) was built in the 30s for the production of ethyl alcohol, and operated until the 2000s. Here, products like molasses, carobs and apples were processed to make edible and denatured alcohol. [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1931


    • SPACE TYPE: Church / Place of worship

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Built by Benito Mussolini after the death of his brother Arnaldo, the church was designed by Piero Riceputi and consecrated in October 1940. After the end of World War II, the church was abandoned and its furnishing and votive material were stolen [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1939


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    The aqueduct pumping station in Spinadello was an important hydraulic work, inaugurated in 1939 and operational until 1986, which guaranteed water supply to the municipalities of Lugo, Cotignola, Forlimpopoli and Bertinoro. In 2016, it has been us [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1935


    • SPACE TYPE: Factory

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    Giovanni Battista Caproni largely contributed to the development of the Italian aeronautical engineering. In the early thirties' his projects became an example for the construction of the new national airstrike squadrons. Mussolini decided to locate [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1936


    • SPACE TYPE: Sanatorium

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Montecatone Sanatorium was originally a sanatorium for patients with tuberculosis. It was built in the first half of the 30's, and inaugurated by Benito Mussolini on October 25th, 1936. The sanatorium had three different pavillions: one for soldi [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1937


    • SPACE TYPE: Propaganda place

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    This is probably the most majestic and massive building of the newly founded Predappio. The growing importance of Mussolini in Italy's political life made Predappio the destination for real pilgrimages to his native house and his parents' graveya [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1932


    • SPACE TYPE: School

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    Designed by the engineer Guido Savini, the Santarelli kindergarden was built between 1931 and 1932 on the site of the former convent of Santa Maria in Valverde, replacing a former nursery school that had to be demolished because it was no longer fit [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1930


    • SPACE TYPE: Holiday camp

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Built in the 30s by the Municipality of Faenza to accommodate children and war orphans, the building looks like a large brick manor house in a late and simple Liberty style [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1938


    • SPACE TYPE: Mansion

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    On the hills behind the new Imola hospital there is a villa with a very unique history. During the XVIII century, it was a hunting lodge, with two-ramp baroque stairs; in 1934, it was bought by the Muggia family, that commissioned its restoration to [...]

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