Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli, Agnone

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  • We had been recommended a visit to the Agnone bell foundry. It is located in the centre of Agnone, at the top of a side street and just a short stroll from the main road. The foundry is entered...  more »
  • I had read about the Marinelli Bell Foundry and was intrigued enough to head up to the daily 430pm tour (1 of 2 a day). My Italian is basic so the English speaking guide was called for and the tour...  more »
  • We had expected to have a brief and enjoyable visit to this bell foundry but, instead, had an extended and VERY enjoyable visit. Our guide, Ivo, was very informative and a pleasure to be with. We...  more »
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  • A very nice and amazing place. I advice everybody to visit at least once Agnone and meet the amazing local people
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  • One of the largest European producers of papal artisan bells. It is nice to see how a tradition that goes back as far as 1300 keeps itself unchanged over time. The cost of the ticket is 5 euros, but there are some reductions. Initially there is a film about the process of processing the bells. Subsequently a very experienced and clear bell ringer practically illustrates the various stages of the realization of the bells giving also technical details on the acoustics. It is exciting to know that the marinelli foundry supplies the main Italian cathedrals and exports to many countries around the world. In the museum you can admire the bells of the centenary of the unity of Italy and other historical occasions. Finally, you go down to the foundry's workshop where time seems to have stood still. The production cycle has remained the same as centuries ago and it still takes about six months to make a bell! In closing, the performance of the master bell ringer: the bells are used as piano keys and the melody is really enchanting. Too bad it's forbidden to take pictures. Highly recommended
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  • We went to Agnone just for the visit to this foundry. It was all very interesting and took us to a world of other times. Great presentation and explanations that Maestro Campanaro, retired, who dedicated his working life to this company
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  • It is worth taking the guided tour of their museum. Very interesting.
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