Manicomio di Racconigi, Italy

Manicomio Di R Italy

An abandoned asylum in Italy with huge bright corridors and lots of natural decay.

Visited April 2015  Italy Racconigi, Cuneo, Italy Abandoned

Manicomio di Racconigi is an abandoned asylum in Italy. Built in 1871 the hospital was a transformation of other buildings that were originally a hospital of charitable institutions, and later a military college. The hospital was used to treat the mentally ill, and electroshock therapy was used extensively here, along with experimental operations on the nervous system. Facilities included a laboratory of clinical research, one of pathology, one radiology, one of electrotherapy and an operating room for intervention to the nervous system.

The asylum closed down in the early 1980s and has been abandoned ever since. Very little damage has been caused, so natural decay has been allowed to work its magic on the old corridors and rooms resulting in a pleasant glimpse of the Italian past.

[jbox radius=”4″ title=”Our Visit”]This place went straight to the top of my list of favourite asylums in the world! Unassuming from the outside, the building has so much to offer inside. The huge corridors with tall windows are so bright and airy, and the building has a lovely feel to it. Add the old fashioned operating theatre and x-ray machines, chapel and left over items into the mix to achieve urbex heaven! We arrived here quite late in the day and didn’t have long before the light faded, I could have happily spent all day here.[/jbox]

 

Manicomio di Racconigi - Huge Italian corridors
Manicomio di Racconigi – Huge Italian corridors
Manicomio di Racconigi - Bright, light corridors with giant windows
Manicomio di Racconigi – Bright, light corridors with giant windows
Manicomio di Racconigi - Huge windows
Manicomio di Racconigi – Huge windows
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Long corridors
Manicomio di Racconigi – Long corridors
Manicomio di Racconigi - The decaying corridors were amazing
Manicomio di Racconigi – The decaying corridors were amazing
Manicomio di Racconigi - Lots of long corridors
Manicomio di Racconigi – Lots of long corridors
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Old operating room
Manicomio di Racconigi – Old operating room
Manicomio di Racconigi - Antiquated operating theatre for performing medical procedures
Manicomio di Racconigi – Antiquated operating theatre for performing medical procedures
Manicomio di Racconigi - Old fashioned style dentistry equipment
Manicomio di Racconigi – Old fashioned style dentistry equipment
Manicomio di Racconigi - Dentist room
Manicomio di Racconigi – Dentist room
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Cubicles
Manicomio di Racconigi – Cubicles
Manicomio di Racconigi - Bed inside a cubicle
Manicomio di Racconigi – Bed inside a cubicle
Manicomio di Racconigi - Antique X-Ray equipment
Manicomio di Racconigi – Antique X-Ray equipment
Manicomio di Racconigi - X-Ray Room
Manicomio di Racconigi – X-Ray Room
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Body tipper
Manicomio di Racconigi – Body tipper
Manicomio di Racconigi - Reclining treatment bed
Manicomio di Racconigi – Reclining treatment bed
Manicomio di Racconigi - Architecture in the main entrance
Manicomio di Racconigi – Architecture in the main entrance
Manicomio di Racconigi - Decaying corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi – Decaying corridor
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Hall from above
Manicomio di Racconigi – Hall from above
Manicomio di Racconigi - The stunning combined hall and chapel
Manicomio di Racconigi – The stunning combined hall and chapel
Manicomio di Racconigi - Nice evening light
Manicomio di Racconigi – Nice evening light
Manicomio di Racconigi - Room with paperwork
Manicomio di Racconigi – Room with paperwork
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Pigeon Holes
Manicomio di Racconigi – Pigeon Holes
Manicomio di Racconigi - Pigeon Holes with paperwork strewn across the floor
Manicomio di Racconigi – Pigeon Holes with paperwork strewn across the floor
Manicomio di Racconigi - Medical equipment
Manicomio di Racconigi – Medical equipment
Manicomio di Racconigi - Corridor through doors
Manicomio di Racconigi – Corridor through doors
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Tall corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi – Tall corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi - Leaves creeping in
Manicomio di Racconigi – Leaves creeping in
Manicomio di Racconigi - More corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi – More corridor
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Nurses accommodation
Manicomio di Racconigi – Nurses accommodation
Manicomio di Racconigi - Typewriter entwined in vines in a corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi – Typewriter entwined in vines in a corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi - Columns and arches
Manicomio di Racconigi – Columns and arches
 
Manicomio di Racconigi - Staircase
Manicomio di Racconigi – Staircase
Manicomio di Racconigi - Peely paint and leaves in a corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi – Peely paint and leaves in a corridor
Manicomio di Racconigi - Room with cross on the wall
Manicomio di Racconigi – Room with cross on the wall
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