Photographing abandoned buildings in Italy is always a pleasure. This country has a special place in my heart, and it is my favorite country to visit. In the past couple of years, I’ve regularly visited Italy to photograph the amazing architecture of abandoned buildings from North to South. During my visits, I also gathered a collection of photos of breathtaking abandoned paintings and drawings in or on the buildings. Some of these paintings even cover the whole room, including the ceiling.

Some of the paintings in these photos are described as frescoes. Fresco is a technique where freshly laid, or wet lime plaster, is painted. Water is used to ‘transport’ the dry-powder pigment to merge with the plaster, and while the plaster is setting it becomes an integral part of the wall. The result is stunning.

When looking at some of the paintings I discovered, you can see the high level of craftsmanship. They look amazing and very detailed, even in this state of decay of the building. In the next years that I’ll be visiting Italy, I’ll make sure to continue photographing paintings I find in abandoned buildings.

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#1 Bird Cage Fresco

Bird Cage Fresco

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ChiveChilly 1 week ago

This is just magical.

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#2 Painted Depth

Painted Depth

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Helena Lanser 1 week ago

that's calles a trompe l'oeil!

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#3 Painted Balcony In A Castle

Painted Balcony In A Castle

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

With my good imagination, I picture this lovely room furnished in days past !!!

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#4 Amazing Frescoes In Church

Amazing Frescoes In Church

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Jo Bebe 1 week ago

Stunning and yet abandoned

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#5 Dark Church With Painting On The Ceiling

Dark Church With Painting On The Ceiling

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ChiveChilly 1 week ago

Just wow.

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#6 Castle Room In Red

Castle Room In Red

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Diver Driver 1 week ago

Love the ceiling!

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#7 Purple-Ish

Purple-Ish

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Anja Remme 1 week ago

I can't fathom how such a building would be left to decay... such a waste of potential

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#8 Home Made Paintings By Former Owners

Home Made Paintings By Former Owners

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Jo Bebe 1 week ago

Is the man on the TV painted too or maybe it's a ghost?

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#9 Landscape On The Wall

Landscape On The Wall

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Brenda Pereira 1 week ago

I can just hear the echoes in this place!

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#10 Fresco In The Room

Fresco In The Room

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

Love this, would be stunning in my bedroom, but lovely in any room !!!

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#11 Details On The Walls

Details On The Walls

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Luna Lovegood 1 week ago

How do people abandon this? It's so beautiful.

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#12 Paintings Left Behind

Paintings Left Behind

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Daria B 1 week ago

His Last Painting (The nothing in meeee... The apostle in meeee... No interpretatioooooo-oh-on, for the heaaart of me ♬♪ ) Sorry, I had to. ♥

#13 3D Effect Balcony

3D Effect Balcony

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Jo Bebe 1 week ago

I thought that was a real balcony for sure!

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#14 Fresco Covering The Whole Room

Fresco Covering The Whole Room

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

I am partial to Fresco !!!

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#15 Amazing Ceiling

Amazing Ceiling

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sharron lynn parsons 1 week ago

Love this room ,the ceiling is beautiful, the soft colors make this very inviting !!!

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#16 Painting On The Wall

Painting On The Wall

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#17 Painting On The Ceiling

Painting On The Ceiling

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Jo Bebe 1 week ago

I would like to know the story behind the floor status

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#18 Abandoned Villa On Top Of Hill

Abandoned Villa On Top Of Hill

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Jo Bebe 1 week ago

I would live there and revive that place for free! Gorgeous !

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#19 Beautiful Ceiling

Beautiful Ceiling

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Luna Lovegood 1 week ago

Oh. My. Gosh. How. Do. You. Even. Do. This.

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