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La Fornace Penna

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Address: Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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Montalbano landmark

This abandoned tile factory, standing on the headland beyond Sampieri beach like the ruins of some ancient temple, was used frequently as a location in filming the popular tv... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This abandoned tile factory, standing on the headland beyond Sampieri beach like the ruins of some ancient temple, was used frequently as a location in filming the popular tv series Montalbano.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

You can see why this served as a perfect location and as ruined factories go this has a sense of grandeur. It is not the easiest place to find but when you do the peaceful surroundings, the rock formations, the lizards and the views make is charming

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We got lost and had a nightmare of a trip. Seen from a distance at the end... still impressive. Mixed feelings: on one side because of Montalbano this is now very popular, but apparently not looked after; on another side there are other relicts of a similar sort that are remarkable on their own (various tonnare around the South East... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

The place has its own magic. The story of this ruined furnace, which was destroyed by an arson in 1924, blends with my souvenirs of Inspector Montalbano's visits. I enjoyed being able to walk in and around freely, while enjoying amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea and Sampieri's beach. Take your camera with you, and breath!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As mentioned below La Fornace Penna is an evocative ruined brick factory that doubles as a the Mannara ruined tuna fishery in certain episodes of the Montelbano Detective series. On a couple of early evenings we parked the car by La Fornace Penna, accessible from a turning by a set of unused traffic lights just before Marina Di Modica and... More 

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Coulsdon, Surrey
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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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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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