The Italian Building (Skala)

The Italian Building (Skala)

Built in 1932, by order of the Italian Governor Mario Lago to house the barracks of the Constabulary, the Post, the Customs and its warehouses, the “Italian Building”, as it is called today, is located in the central square of Skala.

With a rectangular shape that encloses two inner courtyards, its facades have a number of openings of various shapes inspired by the Italian medieval decor, while in the facade of the square there is a gallery with arches. In its corner lies an imposing two-storey square tower.

The Italian building is a typical Italian architectural monument of the era of the Italian occupation in the Dodecanese (1912-1943), and today it houses the Police Department of Patmos, the Customs, the Post and various municipal services of the island.


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