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Off the Beaten Path

My husband wanted to learn about the sulpher mining history of Sicily. We found this little know... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2015
JoW169
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
History of Sulfur Mining

The people of Valguarnera Caropepe existed for a long time working in the now defunct sulfur mines... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2016
lucabug1
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North Port, Florida
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

The main reason for searching and reading about the Mines was because my grandfather was one of the Carusi when he was a child. Parents would rent out their child to be the manual labor to the miners. They slept on the ground under trees at night and worked all day for a pittance. The physical damage done to Carusi due to carrying heavy loads at a very young age was terrible. My grandfather worked the mines from the age of 7 or 8 until he left for America at 15-16. Terrible life. But someone should keep this alive to tell the story. So many people from Valguarnera left and came to Rochester NY(many to Argentina too) because of this.

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Reviewed June 4, 2016

The entire site is poorly maintained. What of there is of the interpretation is faded and illegible. Run down and uncared for. I'm sure there would be amazing stories of the industrialisation of the area but it remains silent. Quite a pity Sicily has not yet understood the value tourism can bring to its failing economy.

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

The people of Valguarnera Caropepe existed for a long time working in the now defunct sulfur mines. Floristella tells the history of the people of the surrounding area and what they had to endure. It's a fascinating trip backwards through time.

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Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband wanted to learn about the sulpher mining history of Sicily. We found this little know museum outside of Piazza Armerina. It was very difficult to find - truly off the beaten path - and clearly not designed with tourists other than Italian tourists in mind. That said, it was a fascinating look at the industry and the people involved in it.

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