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Completion of the Police Finance Officers’ Academy in Bergamo

Bergamo President Mattarella inaugurates the new headquarters of the Gdf Academy

The President of the Italian Republic, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, attended the opening ceremony of the Financial Police Academy in Bergamo.

The building structure renovated in just over two years, by a Joint-Venture formed by Renco SpA and “Cooperativa Muratori e Braccianti of Carpi” has been inaugurated on last 27 October. Owned by “Cassa Depositi e Prestiti”, the structure to be the new Financial Police Academy headquarters, consists of 12 buildings arranged in a horseshoe shape around a large central park. It belonged to the former “Ospedali Riuniti” of Bergamo, a building dating back to 1930 and fallen into a state of disrepair for several years.

The Academy develops on a surface of 140 thousand square metres with 600 beds in single or double rooms with bathrooms in addition to 24 service accommodation and 23 multimedia teaching rooms.

It also includes a 500-seat auditorium and a canteen with kitchens. The “Palazzina Rossa”, a historic building with listed facades, is the Academy’s “command building” with management offices inside.
A sports area has also been created with a 25-metre swimming pool, three gyms, a multifunctional basketball and volleyball court, an athletics track and a football pitch with a 500-seat grandstand and a 50-metre shooting range below.

There are 500 parking spaces at various points in the building complex, as well as an underground car park with around 50 spaces.

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