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Pontificia Fonderia di Campane Marinelli

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a real highlight

this visit was so very interesting and educating. we had no idea how much knowledge and hard work... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
via mobile
A look at bell history and more

This was a highlight of our day when we were in Agnone.... we took the tour and enjoyed the tour... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Oakland Park, Florida
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Si Tratta Di Una Fonderia Dove Si Producono Le Campane
Via Felice d'Onofrio 14, 86081 Agnone, Italy
+39 0865 78235
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this visit was so very interesting and educating. we had no idea how much knowledge and hard work and expertise was involved in the making of bells. the english speaking guide was excellent, a highly recommended highlight!

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was a highlight of our day when we were in Agnone.... we took the tour and enjoyed the tour guide and were amazed at all the history this one business that is centuries old had to offer.... we enjoyed the demonstration of the bells...More

Thank FrankDaloisio
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This tour was recommended by our tour guide. To be honest I didn’t think it would be a good tour and never really gave much thought to making bells! I was pleasantly surprised at how much work goes into bell making. This company is the...More

Thank canadianey65
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I took a pilgrimage to Agnone to trace my family roots and ended up at The Marinelli bell foundry. (My grandmother was a Marinelli). We were walking around the grounds on an evening before dinner and happened to meet the owner Pasquale Marinelli. And amazing...More

Thank gary f
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed with our visit as we just didn't know what was going on. We arrived at the visiting time listed on the website but the museum and shop were closed. We stood at the foundry doors which have do not enter signs and...More

Thank MarvinTheKombi
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
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
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.

Thank Jamie_R_D
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
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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20 July 2017|
Response from Analia A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Small and large items. We bought a beautiful sculpture. That packagers and shipped to US.