Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli, Agnone

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4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
The Pontificia Fonderia Marinelli is the successor of a bell foundry already at work in Agnone, Italy in 1040. The bell foundry is considered Italy's oldest family business and among the three oldest family businesses worldwide. In addition to a bell foundry, it is an artisan foundry that produces bronze portals, bas-reliefs, church artifacts, and bell restorations.Marinelli familyThe Marinelli family first started the bell foundry in 1339 in the Apennine hills of Italy. The village of Agnone, where the foundry is located, "has a tradition of foundries that dates back 10 centuries." In 1924, the foundry was awarded "the title of pontifical foundry" by the The Vatican. The Roman Catholic Church now accounts for 90 percent of all orders placed for the company. The company is co-owned and operated by brothers Armando and Pasquale Marinelli. The foundry typically produces up to 50 bells a year and currently employs around 12 people.
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  • the Museum was closed, so we walked straight in the Foundry of the bells to take a look. place of yesteryear, dusty and dimly lit; wonder at the forms of Earth and wood bells. We also played with the knuckles the bells on display with various intonations. Busy workers but that they hunted maybe because we were discreet. too bad there was the bronze to leak.
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  • Pleasant and interesting visit to the Marinelli Foundry to learn the manufacturing of bells. Through the witty presentation Dang Bell ringer and watching a movie, you enter into a fascinating world of history and mathematical proportions. The tour lasts about an hour. At the end you can buy cute "souvenirs". Worth visiting.
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  • Here you can breathe the love and passion for an ancient art and rare. An hour's visit at a nominal price. The children are delighted by the final concert. It's really worth if you are around here.
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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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