Sunday, March 28, 2010

De Amicis School

The “Edmondo De Amicis” is an elementary school built around the turn of the 19th Century in the new quarter developed around “Piazza Magenta” (now “Piazza della Vittoria”) and the church of “Santa Maria del Soccorso”.As a kid I attended this school with my little brother, and I keep coming back here every time there is an election.Now I have time to look at details I never saw then.
The old school is still in excellent conditions, completely renewed and perfectly kept by the staff.Maybe tomorrow I can show you something of the inside...

See also: Antonio Benci School

24 comments:

Bill said...

That is a beautiful building. Students must be proud going to school every day.

Jacob said...

I don't think you would find such elegant schools over here! Isn't it amazing how differently we see our world when we've grown up!

Would love to see the inside!

Kate said...

I would love to see the inside. The details are really very sweet, and one that children would probably never notice since they're so busy finding out about the rest of the world.

Gunn said...

Interesting and a grand building! I look forward to see inside too.

Dina said...

How cool--your own school!

They taught you well, VP.

Andreea said...

The school building looks great and the details very lovely. Cuore was very popular in Romania when I was growing up, all the kids were reading it.

cieldequimper said...

I love those details and the beautiful colour of the walls. Sunshine does help a lot, could you send some this way please? ;-)

I would have to travel a lot to go see my old schools!

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely images and what a great day to photograph.

Ilse said...

Ah! Italy! Even the school building is an historic monument.

Hilda said...

This is such a beautiful elementary school! I doubt if any of the children who enter it everyday appreciate its beauty. Many years must pass first, as you have discovered.

The round floral tiles (?) are gorgeous and I will be looking forward to more of your photos of this historical school.

Halcyon said...

So far it's really beautiful from the outside. Schools in the US seem pretty boring compared to this!

Small City Scenes said...

Great old school. I went to a large two story brick elementary school. Nowadays the newer schools are all on one level and spread out over a large area.
We should go back to big schools like this.
I love all the little details and hope to see the inside. MB

Kaori said...

You went to a beautiful school! I think it's nice that you're able to go back to the school you grew up in :)

B SQUARED said...

I echo Jacob's comment. "A shame youth is wasted on the young."

EG Wow said...

Architects sure knew how to design pretty buildings at the turn of the century!

JM said...

Very well preserved indeed and the details are lovely, especially the first two.
I also vote in a school but not 'mine'... :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Regarding bridges: you should post some again. I know I had posted mine before but we like to see them again. It is a good idea for a theme. MB

Tinsie said...

The decorative plates are beautiful - especially the one with the roses.

James said...

That's a beautiful school. None of my schools were built with beauty in mind.

tapirgal said...

It looks much nicer than any school I went to. There was a school in town (or several) when I grew up in Corona, California, that were not bad, but of course they were falling apart and couldn't be used any more by the time I reached school age. In Italy you preserve most of the buildings. I love the colors and the plaques.

joo said...

I love the building - lucky you, such a nice school! The detalis are beautiful:)

Luzia said...

A beautiful building with nice emblemes of flowers. Greetings from Luzia.

Lois said...

Such beautiful details!

Wolynski said...

Wow, your old school - how beautiful. Wouldn't stay this nice for 10 minutes in the USA.