La Fornace Penna, Scicli

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  • A wonderful example of industrial archaeology not valued and left to its own. It can obviously be visited for free at your own risk because it has not been secured and the short route to get there is not suitable for anyone. It's a shame! It's still worth a ride.
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  • Mammoth and unreal abandoned construction. It makes a certain emotion to visit it with the trees grown inside and the chimney now burst. To visit towards sunset with the sun dying at sea.
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  • Known as the "MANNARA" in Montalbano's film, the Penna furnace, or rather what's left of it, is the symbol of Sampieri. Built between 1909-1912 it was named after its builder. The architect chose the bay of the "pisciotto" for several economic reasons- work: including proximity to the railway and the simplicity of docking for cargo ships. Considered one of the most famous factories, the furnace employed the young people in the surrounding area until its complete destruction in 1924 due to arson. Structurally composed of different environments, and with its chimney of more than 30 meters, the furnace churned out bricks and other clay materials. Cute to visit, although dangerous. Too bad it's so neglected and abandoned.
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  • Interesting location and the history of why this place has been burned down to stop industrialisation. This place was giving work to a hundred people and somebody thought this was not good! Stunning beach around and no facilities. So bring your water!
  • Beautiful coastal place but nothing else there except ruins
  • Worth a wonder around, thinking not only about Montalbano but also the history of the place. Then go for a swim.
  • An interesting and atmospheric place to watch the beautiful ocean, worth a drive over to the coast! The furnace itself was fun to explore, with surprising interior pathways.
  • No tourist buses, no poeple, no commercials, no bothering. Highly recommend remote location without crowds
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