Colonia Ettore Motta

THE ABANDONED HOLIDAY CAMP IN ITALY


The ‘Colonia Ettore Motta’ was built in the 1920s by Giacinto Motta, director of the Montecatini Edison electricity company. The home opened its doors in 1929, hosting entire generations of young people, until the beginning of the 70s, when it fell into disuse.

The colonia was used as a vacation home for the employees of the energy giant. They accommodated up to 4 thousand children between 4 and 6 years old. This home is hidden up a steep hill along one of the Italian lakes. The owners, Mr. Giacinto Motta and his wife, named the home ‘Ettore Motta’. This was in honor of their son Ettore, who died in 1922 at the age of 18.

The complex is made up of nine buildings, with a volume of about 55.000 cubic meters on an area of ​​approximately 126.000 square meters. The buildings were designed by architect S. Pagani.  I took these photos of ‘Colonia Ettore Motta’ in 2014. You can see more abandoned Italian locations here.

Built 1930
Abandoned 1973
Endangered
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta
Colonia Ettore Motta

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