Four years ago I was skimming through a local paper when I  came across an article about an abandoned 14th-century villa located just a few miles north from Milan. “It sounds like a good location to take photos,” I thought, so I decided to go and check it out.

The first thing I remember is a vivid scent of wet wood and a haunting silence around me. It was dark, damp, and really quiet.

Since that first trip, I had visited more than 100 abandoned villas across northern and central Italy. There is a whole world of abandoned places out there.

But there is only one thing that every time I found it inside these places takes my breath away - pianos. I try to imagine the songs they played and I almost seem to hear them.

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Beth Alexander
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8 months ago

Wow So beautiful! Such a shame

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Reagan Hamilton
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8 months ago

How do you find these beautiful abandoned places?!

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Robin Payne
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8 months ago

This is my favorite! but they are all wonderful!

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Lavender Brown
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8 months ago

This looks in great condition 👍

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Irma Kentie
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8 months ago

Lovely.....❤️

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Barry Patterson
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8 months ago

Teddy Ruxpin

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John Swaffar
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8 months ago

The same bad taste for wall coverings in every room! lol

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Artemis Thorne
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8 months ago

This just looks dusty, but still in usable condition

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Artemis Thorne
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8 months ago

The flowers are a nice touch

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Annette Cerreta
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8 months ago

Wow

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Susie Stock
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8 months ago

Great composition!

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Artemis Thorne
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8 months ago

Its not just one piano... Its 5 and possibly more

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Jaymi Leigh
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8 months ago

How is this place abandoned?

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Irma Kentie
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8 months ago

I find it interesting that many of the pianos have missing parts,or the keyboard is upside down ,or in some cases,totally stripped. I wonder why they were abandoned? Where did the residents go and why weren't they sold? Manyexpats buy these and bring them back to life . What a shame!