Opened up the CNN webpage last night while reading in bed and just about fell onto the floor when I happened upon the video below. My maternal grandmother's maiden name was Marinelli and her father's family back in Italy runs this foundry: my great-aunt told us so years ago. The oldest family business in Italy, it has been casting bells for over a thousand years. How incredibly cool is that?? Even though we already knew about it, seeing it on video makes it even more amazing. One of these years, I will visit Agnone and see this for myself!
Handcrafting Papal Bells with Italy's Oldest Family Business
The video is less than two and a half minutes long. Check it out!!