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[VIDEO] Italy’s abandoned villas and asylums

In this episode we explore a few smaller villas, and some huge asylums in Italy. Their code names are Villa Zombo, Villa Fresco and Villa Bellavista. Aside from them, we also visited the famous villa Sbertoli, where we unravel the story of how Sbertoli turned his villa into an asylum.

We also talk about the reason why the asylums of Italy got closed down. We follow the story of Franco Basaglia, the principal proponent of Law 180, which abolished mental hospitals in Italy. A pioneer of the modern understanding of mental health and the most influential Italian psychiatrist of the 20th century. Press the CC button on YouTube for Croatian Subs!

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