Cimitero di San Finocchi – Volterra, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Cimitero di San Finocchi

Abandoned cemetery of the former Psychiatric Hospital of Volterra. 


The Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra in the historic Italian town of Volterra once housed as many as 6,000 patients.

It closed in the 1970s, but the abandoned buildings and cemetery remains. The hospital ruins are also known for the intriguing and disturbing mural created by inmate Oreste Fernando Nannetti, now partially destroyed by decades of exposure to the elements

The cemetery of the hospital is also in ruins, with many of the former patients who were unclaimed forgotten beneath the overgrown grass. 


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