Along the Tyrrhenian coast on the gulf of Policastro you’ll find the fading legacy of a chain of dilapidated holiday homes. The unifying aesthetics are ornate green lanterns and “brutalist chinoiserie”. The look can’t have come cheap - but they are all falling apart now. (Buildings in the photos are in Praia a Mare and Tortora).

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