On the highest top of the dangerous road Passo del Bocco there is an abandoned building perfect for urban exploration - Colonia Antonio Devoto .
We thought that we could drive almost the whole way there, but we were wrong. This donkeytrail wasn't ok to drive even for Styrbjörn, so we parked him and started walking.
And walking and walking and walking, higher and higher... finally we reached a house in the middle of nowhere and we met an old man who we asked for directions. He pointed us in the right way, and walked in to his home. How is it even possible to live up there?! Anyway, we got to a gate that probably once have been closed and locked but now there were only a part of it still there.
Behind a hill in the middle of the forest by the mountain Zatta we saw this: the abandoned old fascist building, built in the 30's, that once served as a home for children. For those who couldn't be a part of the society. Later on it became a nursing home and after that a drug addiction recovering center. Then it was abandoned.
This former Devoto colony looks completely taken out of its context, standing all abandoned in the forest on the top of a distant mountain.
It's magnificently big with its 5 levels and 365 windows (!!!), one window for each day of the year.
The only thing left today is the empty corridors and rooms with abandoned and vandalized furnitures. It's crazy to see all of these Italian design steel furnitures from the Art Deco era, today they would be worth a lot of money.
Old children's beds are stacked on top of each other creating some kind of wall. Blue colored bedside tables are thrown out from the windows and the garden is filled with them, we are not the first to be here.
As we enter the second floor we starting to think that we're not alone in the building. The corridors is sealed off by a bunch of furnitures like there is someone or something living there. We can also here some kind of sound as we get closer. It's the same thing on the third, fourth and fifth floor, the corridors are sealed off in the middle. We decided to not investigate that any further.
There have been some paranormal investigators here at Colonia Antonio Devoto. It is said that the house is haunted, that when you enter it will drain you on all of your energy and take everything from you, both the good and the bad.
What are those walls hiding? All people that have been living here, sleeping in the beds and using the old furnitures, going to the church on the bottom floor. Are their souls still here, wandering around in this absent building?