Nobody exactly knows how many unfinished works exist in Italy. About hundreds and hundreds of artifacts scattered around the country: dams, roads, hospitals, monuments to the waste and malfeasance. Billions of euros wasted and thousands of acres unnecessarily cementified. There are various causes: stolen funds, design errors, incorrect calculation of costs. But it seems that the habit of starting up pharaonic works without ever completing them is a constant in the history of the Republic of Italy. The oldest works lie abandoned since the 60s. The most recent ones are the huge Sports City designed by Santiago Calatrava in Rome or the Cinema Palace in Venice. Small towns and big cities, all linked to a crime against the landscape and public money without any political distinction.