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La Fornace Penna

Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Scicli
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Coulsdon, Surrey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You may spot this in the distance while on the beach at Sampieri - it's a former brick factory, built in the early 1900s that was destroyed by fire in 1924. It features in the Inspector Monalbano series and is a very striking ruin.

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Giarratana, Italy
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

PISCIOTTO or FORNACE PENNA is a so-called industrial archeology monument standing on a minuscule promontory dominating the bay of Sampieri, a charming and renamed locality in the RAGUSA PROVINCE. It's a former factory with an high chimney stack, ruined by a fire and never restored. Rumors tells about a mobsters revenge as the reason of the fire. Anyhow, it's majestic... More

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