Italian People

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Osteria Ai Pioppi, Human-Powered-Amusement-Park-mechanical-amusement-park

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.

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

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

After a 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.

Osteria Ai Pioppi, Human-Powered-Amusement-Park

Official Website: Osteria Ai Pioppi

Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona

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