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26 APARTMENTS IN THE 17TH CENTURY CONSERVATORY IN TRAMONTI ON THE AMALFI COAST IN ITALY


 


Restoration is planned for 26 apartments in the antique monastery of S. Giuseppe and Teresa. Apartments that in fact do not exist…


 


 


26 apartments are planned where today you can still find the antique cells of the cloistered nuns who inhabited them. This is the project the City of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast in Italy wants to realize in the 17th Century Conservatory of St. Giuseppe and Teresa located in the hamlet of Pucara.


 


Some 2 1/2 million Euros were awarded to restore 26 public housing apartments damaged during the earthquake of 1980 by the Ministry of Infrastructures.


 


A resolution by the town council approved a change in intended use in a region where there is a strict prohibition to any kind of construction and where there is only the possibility of a restoration in order to maintain the original building.


Of the 26 apartments there is not even a trace of one.


 


The resolution on which the funds were awarded was based on the restoration of these 26 apartments. But there are only cells, hallways, a kitchen and the cloister with its majestic pine tree rising higher than the 3 stories of the building itself which was constructed in the distant 1662.


 


The church , constructed in the form of a Greek Cross is connected to the Monastery where the nuns cared for orphans and educated young women of the nobility. St. Alphonse of Liguore visited here in 1731. And it was exactly here where the nuns invented an infusion made of herbs called Concerto which even today is prepared by families of the region.


 


When the flood in the year 1954 brought to their knees the towns of Tramonti and Maiori some families for a few months found refuge here. Then in the 70’s a primary school operated here. But there is no trace whatsoever of the 26 apartments neither in its history nor in its architecture…..


 


 


 


LET’S RESCUE THE ANTIQUE CONSERVATORY FROM SPECULATORS!


 

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