In Northern Italy there is the ancient village of Consonno. Residents had survived here by growing and harvesting leeks, celery, and especially chestnuts from the bountiful trees which grew on the mountain slope. Once the population declined in the 1960s, the ownership would change the fates of Consonno's residents.
Count Mario Bagno, a wealthy and eccentric entrepreneur, set his sights on the small town as an opportunity to capitalize on the nearby city of Milan. His idea was to demolish the village, and create a big entertainment complex like Las Vegas in the United States. Bagno purchased the entire village. He envisioned a large shopping mall disguised as a Moorish palace, actors playing medieval warriors to "guard" castle-like gates, game rooms, ballrooms, and a wild mix of Greek columns, Chinese pagodas, and Egyptian sphinxes at his Grand Plaza Hotel. From 1980 it is completely abandoned
By giove @ 2014-11-21 02:11:22