Image: Romina Margherita A Diaz
This corridor looks to have been damaged by the recent fire.
Paint peels off the walls and debris crunches underfoot as the darkened passageways reveal their secrets. All around are reminders of the history of this sprawling building complex, collectively known as Villa Sbertoli, which was once used as an asylum. In one room, a broken-down piano sits under magnificent painted frescoes. In another, a metal examination bed slowly rusts in a forgotten room.