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Off the Beaten Path

My husband wanted to learn about the sulpher mining history of Sicily. We found this little know... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2015
JoW169
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I shouldn't review this because the main reason

The main reason for searching and reading about the Mines was because my grandfather was one of the... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
lduerrnj
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Brielle, New Jersey
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Aug 23, 2017
“I shouldn't review this because the main reason”
Jun 4, 2016
“Silent history remains untold, forgotten and uncared for.”
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94015 Valguarnera Caropepe, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

The main reason for searching and reading about the Mines was because my grandfather was one of the Carusi when he was a child. Parents would rent out their child to be the manual labor to the miners. They slept on the ground under trees...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2016

The entire site is poorly maintained. What of there is of the interpretation is faded and illegible. Run down and uncared for. I'm sure there would be amazing stories of the industrialisation of the area but it remains silent. Quite a pity Sicily has not...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2016

The people of Valguarnera Caropepe existed for a long time working in the now defunct sulfur mines. Floristella tells the history of the people of the surrounding area and what they had to endure. It's a fascinating trip backwards through time.

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Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband wanted to learn about the sulpher mining history of Sicily. We found this little know museum outside of Piazza Armerina. It was very difficult to find - truly off the beaten path - and clearly not designed with tourists other than Italian tourists...More

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