The Pontifical Marinelli Foundry is located in Agnone, a village in Molise, known as the "town of the bells." Many generations have continuously made a living in this family business, which is considered the oldest in Italy, with its 700-year history. In the ancient forge, bells and bronze sculptures are made entirely by hand, using the same lost wax casting technique dating back to the founders of the medieval and the Renaissance. The bells made here can be seen in some of the most prestigious churches in the world, as well as in the Giovanni Paolo II Historical Museum of the Bell, adjacent to the forge.
Guided Tours: Daily at 12 pm and 4 pm. August at 11, 12, 4 pm and 5 pm. Sunday afternoon closed. For groups, booking is essential
Via Felice D'Onofrio, 14, Agnone, IS, Italia - +39 0865 78235 - http://www.campanemarinelli.com
Carlo Semenzato trained at the historic Fonderia Valese, founded in 1913, and has been the owner of the business since 2006. Semenzato creates his works by using the traditional Fontainebleau glass sand, pressing it into wooden or iron frames to work the object into the desired shape. Once the casts are removed, molten metal (either […]
Fonderia Battaglia has been casting in bronze for the greatest twentieth-century and contemporary artists since 1913. Battaglia’s artisans make use of a process that dates back to nearly 5,000 years ago: lost-wax casting. In addition to artisan skill and tradition, the foundry is committed to constant research work on bronze-related techniques, such as the experimentation […]
The firm has an ancient tradition dating back to 1500. In 1700, according to historical records, this direction was taken by the Mulè family. Bronze bells are made by hand and on commission both for churches and for private individuals. In addition to the traditional bells, it also makes tuned concert bells, made according to […]
Burgio (AG)Decorative Arts
The company was founded by grandfather Alfredo in the early 1900s with the working of various metals, particularly copper and brass. His son Mario was the one who perfected his artistic wrought iron. Today, the three children and grandson continue the family’s artisan tradition of wrought iron. In the shop, they produce commissioned works of […]