Scientology buys another derelict building in order to pretend that it's expanding wildly - 2018-04-08
Scientology has announced the purchase of a building that will become the Brescia, Italy Ideal Org. Brescia will join Rome, Milan and Padua as the fourth Italian Ideal Org, leaving eight more non-ideal orgs to wait their turn. Located at the foot of the Alps between Milan and Verona, Brescia's many fine qualities will one day be advertised as making it a suitable home for the new org. Brescia is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites for a well preserved Roman building complex as well as the monastery of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia. Brescia is Italy's manufacturing capital, with two steel mills and the Beretta, Fabarm and Perazzi firearms companies. It is the birthplace of Pope Paul VI.
The current Class V org is known as the Church of Scientology dei Tre Laghi, or "Church of the Three Lakes" which are Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and Lake Idro, all within a few miles of the city. It is located on the narrow Via Fratelli Bronzetti, inside the ring road surrounding the city center. It hardly seems possible that a small storefront org could raise the funds to purchase a 50,000 square foot glass and steel Ideal Org.