Turin is a city of hidden places and uncanny architecture that evokes a sense of wonder. Strolling along the Corso Francia northeast of Turin at number 23, a five-story building designed in Liberty-style will certainly catch visitors’ attention.
The residential Palazzo della Vittoria or House of the Victory was commissioned by Giovanni Battista Carrera to engineer Gottardo Gussoni at the end of 1918. It was designed to celebrate the Italian victory in World War I.
The building is also known as “House of Dragons,” due to the winged, cement dragons located in the main entrance and on the windows. They were designed to symbolize Italy’s post-war power. Other allegorical elements and details decorate the facade.
The structure has also been featured in several horror movies.