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Borgo Vaticano was founded as an industrial complex in the second half of the nineteenth century and its evolution is inextricably linked to Vada: browse through the pages of the site you will find information on the project, born for its recovery.In the Map section you can view the plan of the residential complex and the information on the individual apartments will also be available. For any information please use the contact details on the Contact page: we are at your disposal!

LA STORIA DI "BORGO VATICANO"

Borgo Vaticano's history dates back to 1873 when the Tycoon Francesco Tardy started the construction of a pig iron foundry in the south of the village, realizing the first industrial complex immediately nicknamed “Vaticano” for its size and grandeur, never seen in Vada. Francesco and his son Giuseppe Tardy, natives of Chambery Savoy, started iron production the 9th of February 1876
For the factory’s logistic and manufacturing necessities, in 1879 Vada obtained the railway station, greatly increasing also shipping business. In 1898 the metallurgical industry went into crisis, mostly caused by competition with the Piombino industrial complex. So after 25 years the Tardy family closed down, creating serious unemployment problems in the district.
At the beginning of 1900 the foundry buildings were converted into an oil mill, a distillery and a paper-mill by the Genoese entrepreneurs Giuseppe and Parisio Carievaro, promoting in this way the birth of the first Borgos’ houses where the workers, employed in the various agro-industrial sectors, lived. The settlement had the typical typology of the “balcony’s houses”, characteristics of industrial sites in twentieth century, built on two levels: the one downstairs for storage and the one upstairs for living. In the sixties and seventies, the buildings in the area were used as warehouses and as craft shops. Afterwards, at the end of seventies, the urban decay started in the area, always been private property, unti! a recovery plan was presented in 1999 to the municipal administration, then approved in 2007.

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The complex is divided into four principal buildings, redeveloped for residential needs, and several annexes for the 56 housing units
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