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Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli

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Foundry visit Agnone

I was in Agnone learning Italian and this was one of the places that we visited. Really interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BAZ456
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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a real highlight

this visit was so very interesting and educating. we had no idea how much knowledge and hard work... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
844rachel844
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Si Tratta Di Una Fonderia Dove Si Producono Le Campane
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Via Felice d'Onofrio 14, 86081 Agnone, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Agnone learning Italian and this was one of the places that we visited. Really interesting history and learning about how bells are made. Incredible to think that bells all over the world are made in this small city in the mountains. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

this visit was so very interesting and educating. we had no idea how much knowledge and hard work and expertise was involved in the making of bells. the english speaking guide was excellent, a highly recommended highlight!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

This was a highlight of our day when we were in Agnone.... we took the tour and enjoyed the tour guide and were amazed at all the history this one business that is centuries old had to offer.... we enjoyed the demonstration of the bells...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FrankDaloisio
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

This tour was recommended by our tour guide. To be honest I didn’t think it would be a good tour and never really gave much thought to making bells! I was pleasantly surprised at how much work goes into bell making. This company is the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank canadianey65
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

I took a pilgrimage to Agnone to trace my family roots and ended up at The Marinelli bell foundry. (My grandmother was a Marinelli). We were walking around the grounds on an evening before dinner and happened to meet the owner Pasquale Marinelli. And amazing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed with our visit as we just didn't know what was going on. We arrived at the visiting time listed on the website but the museum and shop were closed. We stood at the foundry doors which have do not enter signs and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MarvinTheKombi
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

One of the few remaining bell foundries in Europe and one of the world's oldest businesses is a "must see" in Agnone. The tour was a highlight of our stay. The bells of Agnone that welcome the day and toll on time, and in turn...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Geoff V
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Amazing understanding the complexity and dedication to the artistry. It's inspiring that the business is still held within the family.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank 44analiaa
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

A must visit. One of the oldest family run businesses in the world. They sometimes do English speaking tours if there is enough demand. We got lucky that one was starting an hour later so we went had a coffee and came back.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jamie_R_D
Reviewed January 16, 2017

This the oldest working bell foundry and still use loss wax process. The speak English and have amazing bells in diffent tones on display.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Yes. Small and large items. We bought a beautiful sculpture. That packagers and shipped to US.
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