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The initial stage of the bell process is creating the 'anima' or the soul of the bell, which is the internal profile of the bell - foundry worker Pasqualino Vecchiarelli.

Pontificia Fonderia di Campane or Pontifical Bell Foundry of the Marinelli family in the mountain village of Agnone in the region of Molise in southern Italy.

Twenty seven generations of the Marinelli family have been making bronze bells in the foundry for almost 1000 years, continuing the ancient artisanal techniques today.

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The initial stage of the bell process is creating the 'anima' or the soul of the bell, which is the internal profile of the bell - foundry worker Pasqualino Vecchiarelli.<br />
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Pontificia Fonderia di Campane or Pontifical Bell Foundry of the Marinelli family in the mountain village of Agnone in the region of Molise in southern Italy.<br />
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Twenty seven generations of the Marinelli family have been making bronze bells in the foundry for almost 1000 years, continuing the ancient artisanal techniques today.