Churches and religious

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Explore #117: Castle of Sammezzano, aka Non Plus Ultra / the Fairytale Castle, Italy – December 2014

Explore #6 of the Wet, with excitement Tour. The third and final day of our wintry long weekend in Italy was a traditional pre-dawn start. Our target: an incredible disused ‘fairytale’ castle… History (compiled and rewritten from here, here, and here) The Castle of Sammezzano was originally built in 1605 by Spanish nobleman Ximenes of Aragon. However, the castle truly became unique in the 19th century when Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property, and over the course of nearly 40…

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Explore #116: College Saint Evelise, aka Collegio di Musica / College Eglise Italy – November 2014

Explore #5 of the Wet, with excitement Tour. After a wonderful morning spent exploring the Manicomio di R asylum anything else that day was going to be a bonus. Given the time of year daylight hours were at a premium, so we decided to prioritise and head to what looked like an interesting abandoned college. History This college for boys and girls was built in the 1960s by the Salesian Society – a Roman Catholic institution which was formed in…

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Explore #113: Castello di R, Italy – November 2014

Explore #2 of the Wet, with excitement Tour After our explore of the disused ceramics factory, James and I drove on through the rain to this abandoned castle. History The true history of this place is uncertain – the most oft-recounted version goes like this: This medieval castle was built at the end of the 11th century, and was originally used for military purposes such as a practice ground for knights and soldiers. Local folklore recalls a story of a…

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