RUINS BEFORE RESTORATION
VIEW OF COLDIGIOCO (restored, year 2001)
FROM THE SOUTH DURING THE FALL
|schoolhouse||margolis hall ruin||locanda smith||la birotta ruin||palazzo villani||old rifugio ruin||villa k/t ruin||casa koeberl||villa rosa ruin|
|Site of Piazza
Itala's turkeys in the spot which was transformed into Piazza Itala during the year 1992-1993. The ruin with no roof in the background is restored and is called "La Birotta". The wreckage of a car, named Pepita, is another story entirely....
Named in memory of geologist Stanley Margolis, this building now houses a classroom, a large communal kitchen, and dining terraces with access to bocce court off the west end. The ruin with no roof became "La Birotta".
Restored former residence with 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, and common room. This is a view from the street which runs through town. The basement houses a tool shop, laundry facilities and geology storage and work areas.
|Old Rifugio Ruin
Before the large schoolhouse was build in Coldigioco, this building housed a schoolroom. The building now houses 3 bedrooms and a bathroom for visitors as well as a separate visitor apartment with mini-kitchen and bathroom.
Restored former residence. This building houses an upstairs private apartment not used for visitors and visitor housing downstairs which includes 4 bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. This building also includes the Jurassic Pub, a frequently-used gathering spot. This is a view from Piazza Itala (the central town square).
The Coldigioco Hill Astronomical Observatory Station (C.H.A.O.S.) was built in this ruin (dark doorway, no roof). It now houses a Mead LX200 telescope and computer control system used for studying the morphology of lunar impact craters, the planets, and beyond. The grassy area in front of the ruin is now a piazza dedicated to local stonemasons (Chiaraluce and Mosconi) who were instrumental in reconstructing many of the buildings.