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San Giuliano, Rimini, Italy

by Stefano Sesta, a view of the abandoned Hotel delle Nazioni in San Giuliano (RN), Italy

update There is a new project for this place and it seems quite futuristic: a 15mln € investment for a complete new hotel (have a look) in two years!! We’ll track the new project and tell you more in the future!!

This hotel is one of the several buildings representing the tourism explosion in Rimini starting from the ’60s. Over the years Rimini became one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe (sometimes called “Miami of Europe”), thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1.000 hotels and thousands of bar, restaurants and discos. Unfortunately this sudden success, and not much foresight from the local administrations, brought to the city several enormous and horrible buildings, most of which are still in use today.
Hotel delle Nazioni instead is abandoned, even though it seems that you can still book a room, but I definitely would not recommend it to our readers!! :-)

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Colonia Novarese, Rimini, Italy

photo by Dan Dubowitz, a view of Colonia Novarese,an abandoned colonia in Rimini

Colonie are the modernist camps built by the Fascists in Italy in the 1920s and 30s to coltivate discipline and loyalty among the children of the urban poor. Many of these colonie, some of Europe’s best modernist buildings, have been abandoned since the 1940s and are now wasteland.

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