Centrale Taccani - Taccani plant

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Is it a power plant or a castle? Walking along the lovely cycle lane of the River Adda, you will start to doubt when arriving at Trezzo.  The long and low building reminds of the Visconti castle standing on the hill above it.

The forward-thinking entrepreneur Crespi wanted his new plant to be in harmony with the surrounding environment. The architect Gaetano Moretti decided to use the same kind of stone also employed for the pre-existing fortress hundreds of years before, thus creating a power plant resempling a medieval building.

The result is one of the most fascinating buildings of the entire belle époque, if not of the whole industrial architecture!

The plant is still operating and has been supplying electric power to several areas of Lecco, Milan and Bergamo provinces since 1904. 


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Is it a power plant or a castle? Walking along the lovely cycle lane of the River Adda, you will start to doubt when arriving at Trezzo.  The long and low building reminds of the Visconti castle standing on the hill above it.

The forward-thinking entrepreneur Crespi wanted his new plant to be in harmony with the surrounding environment. The architect Gaetano Moretti decided to use the same kind of stone also employed for the pre-existing fortress hundreds of years before, thus creating a power plant resempling a medieval building.

The result is one of the most fascinating buildings of the entire belle époque, if not of the whole industrial architecture!

The plant is still operating and has been supplying electric power to several areas of Lecco, Milan and Bergamo provinces since 1904.