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The Veronese colony was born as a bathhouse in the town of Cesenatico. The first stone was laid in 1891, and at the end of the work, the building consisted only of the central part of what is the actual building. After a few decades, the City of Verona decided to buy the plant, enlarged it and made it into a vacation spot. Hence the name "Colonia Veronese."

During the Fascist regime, the colony was occupied and also used as a weapons depot. Even today there are underground bunkers and secret passages - nowadays walled - that lead to the sea. In the twenties, a "turret" was added and was used as aqueduct, because in the top floor there was a cistern for collecting rainwater to be distributed to the city. The area of ​​the colony was reclaimed entirely by explosive war remnants only in 2000.

The colony has worked as aqueduct until the eighties, then it was the bureau of the Institute of Accounting of Cesenatico and finally, until around 2002, was used by the City as exhibition space for art exhibitions. After that period the building was closed and put up for sale. The property - which also included two cottages located next to the colony - was initially purchased by a consortium of hoteliers who, in exchange for a good purchase price , promised to the City the construction of a 5-star hotel that would let the city be more famous. The two houses were quickly sold and this allowed the group of hoteliers to regain entirely the acquisition costs. The promise, however, to realize that prestigious 5-star hotel was not honored and the City was forced to buy colony from the hoteliers and put it back on sale. In 2004, Antonio Batani decides to buy it with the intention to build one of the most luxurious 5-star on the Adriatic Coast. The construction did not begin immediately because Batani had in the meantime purchased the Grand Hotel Rimini, now the pride of the Select Hotels Collection. By 2015 the whole renovation work of the Grand Hotel Da Vinci will be terminated.

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