Walking through the deserted fairy-tale castle
• Walk through the abandoned fairy tale castle
At this time, I will tell you about, perhaps, the best an abandoned object, which I happened to be in my life. Even Buzludzha hardly be able to compete with him.
It's about a luxurious abandoned castle somewhere in the heart of Italy, which has been empty for a long time and includes as many as 365 rooms! I first heard about it even 5 years ago, but made no attempt to go there. But, as we know, any place has abandoned its "shelf life" - some places are completely destroyed, some demolished and the castle, in the words of my colleagues began to restore. For me it will be a powerful impetus to assemble a team and to go there, in order not to miss the last chance to go there.
And then, one day I bought tickets and began to plan a trip. Interviewing their friends from Belgium, England, France and Japan, I made a plan and decided to move in a way - a trip that will never forget. About the complicated physical and moral terms, a trip to Italy, I still have time to tell you, but today I just want to say that for the sake of such objects, and not engage in urban exploration'om.
Abandoned castle stands alone on the mountain, and like a beckoning to her unusual tourists to plenty to tickle their nerves. Before visiting the place I possibly try to learn the detailed history of the building - it is always interesting to know why it is empty. The castle dates back to 1605, then followed a series of restorations and repairs. In 1878, there lived a King Umberto of Italy. After the First World War, the castle has become a hotel, the rooms in which the cost exorbitant money. Since 1999, the hotel business in decline and no longer able to provide their ability to pay, the hotel management had left the castle. And now, almost 16 years, the building stands in ruins, as the de facto possession of an Italian municipality. Only occasionally visiting his guards volunteers who aim to protect the property from looters attacks. Parked near the hill late at night, I saw the silhouette of the castle and a lot of thought. What if a hit to the castle, LLC? What if we can meet staff and then our business will be very bad, because it is private property of the municipality? This castle was a dream of mine, and I did not want to miss his only and last chance. Sleep I have not succeeded, the thoughts swarming in my head.
The 4 nights we decided to be nominated. The air temperature dropped to 5 degrees, and was significantly cold. Further we waited a long climb up the hill on which the castle was. I was silent for the entire time-lift is in constant thought. And so, in the end, through the trees I began looking façade, and heart pounding - the moment of truth. The first floor was plastered with alarm, window bars were closed. I had pretty sweat to get inside. And now, three travelers were in the womb-silent giant castle, where there were 365 (!!!!) rooms. Yes, we were in the most that neither is a maze of the Minotaur ...
Navigate in almost pitch darkness it was difficult, in fact, in all this maze upstairs were only two tiny stairs. Eventually, through trial and error, we were in the main hall. From the resulting beauty I nearly died on the spot. It is difficult to convey their impressions when slowly begins to execute your dream. I've always liked castles and abandoned castles and does all possession of my heart. Delight I was speechless
More moving around the basement, we noticed a large number of tools, paint. This meant that the repair work actually began, therefore, we did the right thing, climbing here so early. According to my colleagues, I learned that the workers come here to 7 am, so it's time we had a few. But how could examine all the rooms, if each room leads to the indescribable delight ?!
The steps are heard echoing in the empty walls of the castle, and I felt like in a fairy tale. The room is really great! Most rooms are built in the Moorish style, and this eclecticism here only adds atmosphere
In the world of abandoned are usually given the code name of the object to their location was hard to find. The same building is called the "Non plus ultra", as we see in this photo. Since then I have seen a lot of thematic photoset here- foreign researchers even celebrated there wedding. And this, I believe, remembered for a lifetime
The sheer delight and euphoria. Here and a day there would be little to explore the palace. It's great that in reality is much better than in the photos. Doubly pleased that the place even more than expected!
Let's naverh- all perfectly preserved. Here and there you will notice the gems. European researchers are very revered their "code of honor", so in these places behave adequately as possible - do only photographs and leave only footprints on the floor
The next room is striking even more - it is clear that everything for kazhdoy rooms were invited to the best masters of their craft
During the time that the building was empty, the looters carried almost all the furnishings - sofas, chairs, tables .. After that, volunteers are seriously engaged in the protection of the castle, and for my money strengthened the window grilles. After that, they began to receive funding from the municipality, and soon even began to organize the tour .. But it is extremely rare and almost no chance of getting into - the server where the application rush to visit, overloaded for the first 5 minutes after the publication of the proposal for excursions .
civilized way and I wanted to go, but opozadl a minute and did not have time to make your request. It was for the best, as I later saw the crowds of tourists (40-50 people) in the room are crammed into them, trying to make the frame. Of course, the atmosphere does not remain a trace
The Europeans, who did not submit an application, do not attempt to get into the castle illegally, under pain of severe punishment (private property, as in any way) and look forward to the next trip, which is here on the strength of two times a year. We assume this could not and dare to alone to see the beauty of this beautiful fortress. There was a place and a small chapel
One of the few rooms where traces razrusheniya- bath room visible. At the baptismal font cut off valve on the wall there is a large scratch
stairs we were looking for for a long time. A very long time. It turned out it was hidden behind a small inconspicuous door. And how are focused hotel guests ..
On the second floor there is nothing remarkable, but it is possible to inspect the room from above
The main hall, which is still firmly stuck in my memory. Luxury..
One of the beautiful staircase, to find that it was also quite difficult
Time inexorably nearer to 7 am, and, reluctantly, had to leave
We decided to take pictures for memory, because it already when there will again boil if life and visit this castle in the next time.
Fisheye was very out of place here :-) Then we heard somewhere in the bowels of the castle strange sounds, most likely, this is zakoposhilis workers. Then we wandered around for a long time through endless rooms and corridors of the castle to find a way ..
Select from the embrace of the castle, we were on a sunny glade. Surprisingly, and in fact very close to the light side by side inhospitable and mysterious world of abandoned .. Here is the castle. The clock in his best years of his life there were, they are not miniature
The day had not yet begun, and already gave a lot of positive emotions and a powerful psychological impetus to continue the journey on a good note. Next on our way is the abandoned sugar factory and the beautiful Venice, but that's another story. Bonus will post a screenshot of the movie "Scary Tales", which was filmed in this castle. In the film, attended by famous actors Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel. Yes, the stars also love abandoned places :-) Needless to say, a response will cause the lock when the audience will know about it ..
In this way, Non plus ultra castle became deserted best place I have ever visited. If I missed this chance, I would have never imagined this is not easy, because such facilities around the world-one. Of course, the castle has raised the bar of my ambitions, and now a small object can be so much surprise as this. In the near future, I talk about other interesting places not only in Italy but also in other countries.