Italian People

Stories and Biographies of Amazing People from Italy.

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

Gorini Anatomical Museum

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

The Sad Story of Count Ugolino ‘Father our pain’, they said, ‘Will lessen if you eat us you are the one Who clothed us with … Read more

Giovanni-Aldini

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 … Read more

What is everybody's natural language

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