Casa di Scuretto – Corinaldo, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Casa di Scuretto

Corinaldo, Italy

Only the facade of this house was built so a father could fool his son.  

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Corinaldo’s cobbler was known to all as Scuretto, he was also known as a heavy drinker. His son, who had emigrated to America, regularly sent him money to build a house in the town that he hoped to return to one day. However, Scuretto spent most of the money at local taverns. When his son asked him for a photo of the house, Scuretto had the only façade built, complete with a house number, and sent the photo to his son. The house was never completed and his son eventually stopped sending money to his father. 

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Also in Corinaldo, you can visit the Pozzo della Polenta.

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