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The sad story of Sicily - sulfur mines employing children. Beautiful, moving museum

It is a museum showing the conditions under which people worked to supply 90% of the world's sulfur... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Dorota J
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Warsaw, Poland
Learn about Sicilian history

Visiting this place (necessarily with the guide, English available) you can learn about history of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
klaudiak603
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Montedoro, Italy
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The Museum Of Zolfara has the purpose to increase and to protect storical and mineralogical patrimony collecting information, photographs, remakes, minerals and tools of sulfur mining in Sicily.
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Via Papa Giovanni XXIII | c.da Monte Ottavio, 93010 Montedoro, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It is a museum showing the conditions under which people worked to supply 90% of the world's sulfur over a period of time. What is sad - in the mines in the 19th and early 20th century children worked primarily. The museum is very carefully...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visiting this place (necessarily with the guide, English available) you can learn about history of Sicily which is not very well known. This is good chance to understand more about whole islands heritage.

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

I did not know about the history of the miners in Caltanissetta and it was highly interesting to hear their story. Davide was a fantastic guide, he put everything in a historic context. The first one to tell the story of the miners was actually...More

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