Once the institution was helping patients, nowadays the role is inverted…
Surrounded by a boundary wall, the villa “Mater dei” stands on two floors above a decorated and rusticated cloven hoof.
On my return with the train from a stay in our beautiful Dolomites, I expect a change of an hour in Nogara. Stimulated by an irresistible desire for ice cream I hasten to explore the surroundings, thus discovering to find myself in a city apparently deserted. After covering the first 200 meters from the station, on my right, beyond an iron gate, I see what could be an abandoned building …
A nameless motel, a bed of rubbish, doors and windows beating continually and cockroaches that roam freely in the cracks in the walls and floor.
In a small village of 600 inhabitants, on a hill surrounded by cypress trees, stands the home of Foscolo, in memory of the probable stay of the poet and writer Ugo Foscolo.
They move swinging from one beam to another, from one wall to another wall, gracefully jumping and giving off light every time they fly.
Ne fodias life functi contagio requescunt MDCCXCIII.
What’s the petrol like? – Horrible, I do not recommend to drink it!
One of the most luxurious and important villas of Abano, host of various famous personalities such as the playwright and writer Carlo Goldoni, the poet, philosopher and writer Giacomo Leopardi and the writer, adventurer and poet Giacomo Casanova.
The entering in the institution from the patient involves the immediate loss of certain references: “a series of self-humiliations, degradations and profanations” that gives rise to a radical change in his moral career.