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Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli

Via Felice d'Onofrio 14, 86081 Agnone, Italy
+39 0865 78235
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Ancient technology in a modern business

One of the few remaining bell foundries in Europe and one of the world's oldest businesses is a... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Geoff V
,
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
via mobile
Interesting and inspiring

Amazing understanding the complexity and dedication to the artistry. It's inspiring that the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Analia A
,
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
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Si Tratta Di Una Fonderia Dove Si Producono Le Campane
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell foundry” (8 reviews)
“great museum” (2 reviews)
“world” (10 reviews)
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Via Felice d'Onofrio 14, 86081 Agnone, Italy
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+39 0865 78235
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

One of the few remaining bell foundries in Europe and one of the world's oldest businesses is a "must see" in Agnone. The tour was a highlight of our stay. The bells of Agnone that welcome the day and toll on time, and in turn...More

Thank Geoff V
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing understanding the complexity and dedication to the artistry. It's inspiring that the business is still held within the family.

Thank Analia A
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

A must visit. One of the oldest family run businesses in the world. They sometimes do English speaking tours if there is enough demand. We got lucky that one was starting an hour later so we went had a coffee and came back.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This the oldest working bell foundry and still use loss wax process. The speak English and have amazing bells in diffent tones on display.

Thank LOveditaly9090
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Oldest bell manufacturer in the world. Amazing family who owns the factory and great to learn the history. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We recently stayed in Agnone and had a guided tour of the museum complete with information on bell making and then a look at the area where they manufacture the bells - this is the oldest regular working bell workshop in the world and it...More

Thank LttDiane
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you ever get to Molise and you find yourself in Agnone dont forget to visit the bell foundry. Its been making bells for over a 1000 years and has a great museum of the historic facility. If your american you will find out this...More

Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

One of a kind tour opportunity full of history and technical details of bell making for the last thousand years. The tour guide went ahead and gave his presentation in English and Italian told accommodate us Americanos, even though it was scheduled to be an...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Campane Marinelli is known as one of the oldest companies in the world and still in business! Their most loyal customer is the Vatican. We enjoyed a lot the museum and also had the opportunity to listen the amazing sound of some bells. A unique...More

Thank bonjour_et_bonvoyage
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place and the history of the bells . This town is responsible for most of the bells in Italy . Amazing and beautiful .

Thank Cherstyle
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lightningbug27
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Response from Analia A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Small and large items. We bought a beautiful sculpture. That packagers and shipped to US.
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