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Weird Italy carusi-title-big The lives of the Carusi, the slave miners of Sicily Featured Italian History Italy Crime News and Criminal Investigations Magazine  SULPHUR MINES sicily picuneri old photographs old images of Italy old images mines miners mine-boy Illegal labour Floristella Grottacalda Floristella Child Slavery in Sicily carusu carusi

The lives of the Carusi, the slave miners of Sicily

Child Slavery at the Floristella Grottacalda mines in Sicily. The Caruso was a kid aged 8 to 14 years, assigned to carry on shoulder excavated … Read more

Weird Italy Human-Powered-Amusement-Park Ai Pioppi - Mechanical Amusement Park, Treviso Featured Italian People Magazine What to see in Italy  video veneto trip veneto treviso osteria ai pioppi nervesa della battaglia human-powered giant theme park playground Bruno Ferrin amusement rides

Ai Pioppi – Mechanical Amusement Park, Treviso

Bruno Ferrin, 79 years old from Nervesa della Battaglia, Treviso, built an amusement park consisting of 45 mechanical rides and attractions (including swings, merry-go-round, slides, roller coasters, trampolines) he designed and built; all the rides work without electricity.

The attractions are spread over 30,000 square meters of land.

In 1969, when he decided to open an inn (Ai Pioppi) as second business.

After few years he made his first swing. Then he planned more ambitious projects.

Ferrin started building rides for his customers to enjoy.

Fabrica produced an interesting documentary about his work.

Weird Italy Human-Powered-Amusement-Park Ai Pioppi - Mechanical Amusement Park, Treviso Featured Italian People Magazine What to see in Italy  video veneto trip veneto treviso osteria ai pioppi nervesa della battaglia human-powered giant theme park playground Bruno Ferrin amusement rides

Official Website: Osteria Ai Pioppi

Weird Italy Giovanni_Leonardo_Di_Bona-Mussini Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, the first International Master champion in the History of Chess Featured Italian History Italian People Magazine  Ruy López de Segura Philip II italian history International Master chess champion Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona Cutro chess calabria

Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona, the first International Master champion in the History of Chess

Giovanni Leonardo, known as Il Puttino (Small Child), was born in Cutro, Calabria. Giovanni Leonardo di Bona won the first known international master tournament in … Read more

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