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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.

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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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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 you to be the one who strips it away’.
… And I,
Already going blind, groped over my brood
Calling to them, though I had watched them die,
For two long days. And then the hunger had more
Power than even sorrow over me

        (Canto XXXIII, ln.)

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