Why Has Italy's Grande Hotel San Calogero Never Had A Single Guest?


Work began on Italy's Grande Hotel San Calogero more than 61 years ago, but has never once hosted a single guest.

Built within the famous Sciacca region, southern Sicily, the hotel was

developed to promote the beauty of the area, particularly encouraging tourists to visit the nearby thermal baths which have been well known since antiquity.

The hotel sits on top of the Monte Kronio, the perfect location for guests to walk to the baths and relax or visit the Basilica of San Calogero.

The Local It, an Italian News site, the hotel slowly fell into disrepair so Sicily's regional authorities decided to provide the funds to re-open it. Finally nearing completion and set to open in 1993, there was another major oversight. It was revealed that the hotel didn't have a properly connected drainage system.

La Repubblica reported that Sciacca Council had "forgotten" to ask for the funds to begin work, so once again plans for the hotel were put on hold.

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