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Former Enel Building

This monumental liberty building was erected in the Twenties of the XX Century as a semi-industrial building and rearranged during the Fascist era in order to host the clubhouse “Filippo Corridori”, which remained there until 1943. The building then became home to the offices of Enel – the national energy utility – until 2002, when it was bought by Piacenza and Vigevano Foundation that plans to turn it into a center for art and culture. It is located at 36 of Via Santa Franca, spread over three floors and was designed by Guido Tirelli, an engineer native of Reggio Emilia who completed it in 1923. The facade was decorated with the motives of the Fascist ideology while the interior, where one can still admire a magnificent staircase leading to the first floor, was painted in 1929 by the local painter Luciano Ricchetti with images of rural life.