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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 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.

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Official Website: Osteria Ai Pioppi

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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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Gorini Anatomical Museum, Graphic images

Paolo Gorini (January 18, 1813 – February 2, 1881) was an Italian scientist, geologist, teacher, and researcher. The museum was inaugurated in 1981 by the … Read more

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Ugolino, the Cannibal Count

‘Father our pain’, they said, ‘Will lessen if you eat us you are the one Who clothed us with this wretched flesh: we plead For … Read more

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Giovanni Aldini: the scientist who inspired Frankenstein’s story

Giovanni Aldini (1762 – 1834) was an Italian physicist born at Bologna, nephew of Luigi Galvani, and he became a professor of physics at Bologna in 1798.  His scientific work was concerned with galvanism and its medical applications and with experiments for preserving human life from destruction by fire.

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What is everybody’s natural language? The cruel experiment in language deprivation of Frederick II

Throughout history were conducted experiments involving language deprivation trying to discover the origin of language. The first attempt is reported by Herodotus, who wrote Pharaoh … Read more

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