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COLONIE ELIOTERAPICHE - Daytime colonies
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COLONIE CAMPESTRE - Fieldcolonies

Colonie marine - Seaside colonies - Adriatic Sea
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Colonie marine - Seaside colonies - Sicily
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Colonie montane - Mountain colonies



Sorted in order of regions and provinces from North to South.
Grey characters after name mark not realized designs.
Grey characters after clients mark post war clients.
Question marks indicate unsecure data.

This list only contains buildings built between 1922 to 1944.
To colonies converted hotels, villas and other buildings are not recorded.



  Piedmont
  Alessandria (AL) 
   Colonia solare "G. Barco" Padiglione F. Frascarolo
 

other name: 

 
address: San Salvatore Monferrato (AL), strada comunale Pozzi
client:  
architect:  
year: 1923
capacity:    
state:

 
Cuneo (CN) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

 
address: Cuneo (CN),
via Porta Mondovì
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
Novara (NO) 
  

Colonia solare "Medaglia d'Oro Generale Gustavo Fara"

 

other name:

 
address: Meina (NO), ?
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia del sole "Benito Mussolini"

 

other name: 

 
address: Novara (NO), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Umberto di Savoia"

 

other name: 

 
address: Grignasco (NO),
via Alessandro Mazzoni
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Ten. Mario Vercellio"

 

other name: 

 
address:

Recetto (NO), ?

client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
Torino (TO) 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Pier Maria Thesia"

 

other name:

 
address: Cuorgnè (TO),
località Costosa
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "III Gennaio"

 

other name: 

Colonia mutilatini "Don Gnocchi",
Colonia elioterapica di San Vito

 
address: Turin (TO),
n.n.
client:  
architect: Luigi Ferroglio,
Ferruccio Grassi,
Mario Passanti,
Paolo Perona
year: 1935-36
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Antonio Mossetto"

 

other name: 

 
address: Volpiano (NO),
via Trento 108
client: Fasci di Combatimento Ente Assistenziali
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

open-air pool / Piscina parrocchiale
Vercelli (VC) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

   
address: Palazzolo Vercellese (VC),
n.n.
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

2008 destroyed by landslide
  

Colonia elioterapica fluviale "Maria Pia di Savoia"

 

other name: 

Colonia "Elena di Savoia"

5 more pictures,
5 photos,
1 plan and
further information
address: Vercelli (VC),
corso Rigola 140
client:  
architect: Uffici Tecnici Comunali
year: 1935
capacity:     
state:

abandoned
  Lombardy
  Bergamo (BG) 
   Colonia elioterapica
 

other name: 

 
address: Bergamo - Valtesse (BG), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica del Comitato Provinciale die Bergamo della Croce Rossa Italiano

 

other name: 

 
address: Bergamo (BG),
via Polaresco / via Alessandi Nini da Fano
client: Croce Rossa Italiano
architect: ing. Oscar Gmur
year: 1936
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Cesare Molinero"

 

other name: 

 
address: Dalmine (BG),
viale Antonio Locatelli
client: Soc. An. Stabilimenti di Dalmine
architect:
Giovanni Greppi
year: 1937
capacity:     
state:

Daytime centre Anziani / Centro Diurno Anziani
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Nembro (BG), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia Fluviale Fascista "Arnaldo Mussolini"

 

other name: 

Colonia fluviale climatico "Igea"

 
address: Romano di Lombardia (BG), parco del serio
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

ruined
Brescia (BS) 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Cesare Battisti"

 

other name:

2 more pictures,
7 photos,
2 plans and
further information
address: Palazzolo sull'Oglio (BS),
lungo Oglio Cesare Battisti
client:  
architect:    Alziro Bergonzo
year: 1935-36
capacity:  
state:

refurbished and used as local health authority
  

Colonia "Costanzo Ciano"

 

other name:

 
address: Orzinuovi (BS),
via Milano
client:  
architect:     
year: 1940
capacity:    
state:

demolished?
Como (CO) 
  

Colonia "L. Passoni"

 

other name:

 
address: Cantý (CO),
via Giovanni da Cermenate 82/A
client:  
architect:    Franco Longoni
year: 1939
capacity:  
state:

extended, Congress center / Sala Congressi
Cremona (CR) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

Colonia "Giulio Riboli"

 
address: Castelleone (CR),
viale Santuario 48a
client:  
architect:    ing. Carlo Gaudenzi
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia "Roberto Farinacci"

 

other name: 

Colonia Padane

3 more pictures,
32 photos,and
further information
address: Cremona (CR),
via Lungo Po Europa
client:  
architect: ing. Carlo Gaudenzi
year: 1936 (1938?)
capacity:     
state:

partly night club, partly abandoned
  

Colonia campestre

 

other name: 

   
address: Isola Dovarese (CR), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia estiva EOA

 

other name: 

   
address: Persichello - Frazione (CR),
Largo Ostiano
client: EOA - Ente Opere Assistenziali
architect:  
year: 1937 (XV)
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia fluviale

 

other name: 

 
address: Robecco d'Oglio (CR),
SS 45
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
Lodi (LO) 
  

Colonia

 

other name:

 
address: Boffalora d'Adda (LO), ?
client:  
architect:    ing. Pietro Grignani
year:  
capacity:  
state:

destroyed by flood of river Adda
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Cavenago (LO), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

  

Colonia fluviale urbana "G. Caccialanza"

 

other name: 

   
address: Lodi (LO),
via Cascina Carazzina
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

Daytime center G. Caccialanza / Centro Estivo Diurno G. Caccialanza
Mantova (MN) 
  

Colonia fluviale "Remo Cini"

 

other name:

 
address: Dosolo (MN), ?
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia Belfiore P.N.F.

 

other name: 

 
address: Mantua (MN), ?
client:  
architect:  
year: 1939?
capacity:    300
state:

 
  

Asilo colonia elioterapica "Rosa Maltoni Mussolini"

 

other name: 

 
address: Pegognaga (MN),
via Giuseppe Verdi
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:   
state:

Kindergarden
Milano (MI) 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Maria Bernocchi Riboldi"

 

other name:

 
address: Cerro Maggiore (MI),
via Antonio Riboldi
client:  
architect:     
year: 1939
capacity:  
state:

Primary School "Maria Bernocchi Riboldi"
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Cuggiono (MI),
via Carlo Zenoni
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

sports area
  

Colonia elioterapica "Caduti per la rivoluzione"

 

other name: 

 
address: Legnano (MI),
via Ronchi
client:  
architect: Studio BBPR - Gianluigi Banfi, Lodovico Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti, and Ernesto Rogers
year: 1938
capacity:    800
state:

ruined by fire
  

Colonia fascista "E. Goria"

 

other name: 

 
address: Motta Visconti (MI),
via Colonia Ticino
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

apparently demolished
  

Colonia elioterapica "Caduti per la rivoluzione"

 

other name: 

3 more pictures,
24 photos,
and further information
address:
Parabiago (MI),
piazza dello Sport
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

sports area
Pavia (PV) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

 
address: Voghera (PV),
via Famiglia Cignoli 1
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

open-air pool apparently buried
Sondrio (SO) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

Colonia fluviale "Ezio Vanoni"

 
address: Morbegno (SO),
via Lungo Adda Bruno Castagna
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
Varese (VA) 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Casa del Sole Marisa Rossi"

 

other name:

   
address: Barasso (VA),
via al Piano 8
client:  
architect:   
Schiavocampo
year: 1937
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Fausto Sterzi"

 

other name: 

 
address: Fagnano Olona (VA),
via Piave
client:  
architect:  
year: 6. July 1937
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Fagnano Olona - Busto Arsizio (VA), via Contardo Ferrini
client:  
architect: Franco Poggi
year: 1929
capacity:     
state:

Daytime center for disabled children / Centro Diurno Disabili
  

Colonia Solare Comm. "Carlo Roncoroni"

 

other name: 

 
address: Gavirate (VA),
via al Lido 5
client:  
architect:  
year: 1930
capacity:     
state:

converted into Hotel Sunset
  

Colonia elioterapica Bislunga

 

other name: 

 
address: Germignaga (VA),
via A. Bodmer
client:  
architect: geom. Gracchi,
Liuno
year: 1929
capacity:     
state:

2012 refurbished
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Sesto Calende (VA),
SS 629
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

demolished
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Venegono Superiore (VA), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

2007 demolished
  Veneto
  Rovigo (RO) 
   Colonia "Lino Balbo"
 

other name: 

 
address: Fiesso Umbertiano (RO),
via Martiri Libertà
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
  

Colonia fluviale Rovigo

 

other name: 

 
address: Polesella (RO), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
Venezia (VA) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

 
address: Mestre (VE),
Punta San Giuliano
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

Canoa Club Mestre
Verona (VR) 
  

Colonia solare "Pietro Vincenzi"

 

other name:

 
address: Bardolino (VR),
lungomare F. Cipriani
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

 
address: Caldiero (VR), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

1998 demolished
  

Colonia solare "A. Anderlini"

 

other name: 

 
address: Cerea (VR),
via Marmolada
client:  
architect:  
year: 1938
capacity:     
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Plinio Carteri"

 

other name: 

 
address: Valeggio sul Mincio (VR),
via Buonarotti
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
  Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  Pordenone (PN) 
   Colonia estiva
 

other name: 

 
address: Pordenone (PN),
via Molinari
client:  
architect: Luigi Quirini
(Cesare Scoccimarro)
year: 1935
capacity:    
state:

demolished
Udine (UD) 
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name:

 
address: Osoppo (UD),
via Tagliamento
client:  
architect:     
year: at least since 1937
capacity:  
state:

 
  Emilia-Romagna
  Bologna (BO) 
   Colonia "Assunta Panterna"
 

other name: 

 
address: San Lazzaro di Savena (BO),
via Ca' Bassa
client:  
architect:
Mario Agnoli
year: 1940
capacity:   220
state:

demolished
  

Colonia elioterapica

 

other name: 

   
address: Pieve di Cento (BO),
via Viola
client:  
architect:  
year: 1928
1932 extended with pavillion "Arnaldo Mussolini"
capacity:     
state:

 
Ferrara (FE) 
  

Colonia solare

 

other name:

 
address: Cento (FE),
via Argine Reno
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
Modena (MO)
  

Colonia elioterapica del Secchia Principi di Piemonte

 

other name:

 
address: Sassuolo (MO),
via Monchio
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:


Residenza Circolo ARCI
Piacenza (PC) 
  

Colonia elioterapica fluviale "Giuseppe Carenzi"

 

other name:

 
address: Bobbio (PC),
Strada Provinciale 16
client:  
architect:     
year: 4. September 1937, (1928)
capacity:  
state:

 
  Tuscany
  Grosseto (GR) 
   Colonia elioterapica "Arnaldo Mussolini"
 

other name: 

   
address: Roccastrada (GR); ?
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
Pistoia (PT) 
  

Colonia elioterapica fluviale "Giuseppe Carenzi"

 

other name:

 
address: Borgo Buggiano (PT),
via Livornese
client:  
architect:    Dagoberto Ortensi
year: 1940
capacity:  
state:

refurbished - Casa del Vigili del Fuoco "Tullio Baroni"
Piacenza (PC) 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Mussolini" - Siena

 

other name:

 
address: Serre di Rapolano (SI),
Strada del Cimiterio
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  

Colonia Caserma della G.I.L. "Beppino Puccio-Prefumo"

 

other name: 

 
address: Bettolle (SI), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
  Marche
  Pesaro et Urbino (PU) 
   Colonia elioterapica "Sabatino Sgavicchia"
 

other name: 

 
address: Pergola (PU),
via Zoccolanti
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
  Umbria
  Perugia (PG) 
   Colonia elioterapica "Dux"
 

other name: 

 
address: Gualdo Tadino (PG),
via Colonia
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Eugenio Faina"

 

other name: 

 
address: Monte Peglia (TR), ?
client: C.I.F. - Centro Italiano Femminile
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

ruin
  Lazio
  Frosinone (FR)
   Colonia solare "Pietro Poli"
 

other name: 

 
address: Isola del Liri (FR), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
Roma (RO) 
  

Colonia della G.I.L. al Foro Mussolini

 

other name:

Colonia elioterapica a Monte Mario

 
address: Rom (RO),
viale della Camilluccia
client: G.I.L. - Gioventù Italiana Littorio
architect:    Enrico del Debbio
year: 1934
capacity: 800
state:

entrance building demolished, partly refurbished
  

Colonia diurna

 

other name: 

 
address: Rom (RO),
piazza degli Eroi
client:  
architect: Ignazio Guidi
year: 1935
capacity:    60
state:

demolished
Viterbo (RO) 
  

Colonia elioterapica provinciale

 

other name:

 
address: Bolsena (VT), ?
client:  
architect:     
year:  
capacity:  
state:

 
  Campania
  Benevento (BN)
   Colonia elioterapica
 

other name: 

   
address: Benevento (BN),
via Romaldo II
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

refurbished
  

Colonia elioterapica "Italo Balbo"

 

other name: 

   
address: Apice (BN), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:  
capacity:     
state:

 
Neapel (NA) 
  

Colonia elioterapica "Maria Gabriella di Savoia"

 

other name:

   
address: Nola (NA),
via Seminario
client:  
architect:     
year: 2. August 1935
capacity:  
state:

 
  Basilicata
  Potenza (PZ) 
   Colonia elioterapica
 

other name: 

 
address: Acerenza (PZ), ?
client:  
architect:  
year:
capacity:    
state:

 
 
 
     
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