Observing it from afar, while you get lost between half-deserted roads and a deep blue sky, you could really mistake it for a ruined cathedral that stands out over the sea, with a chimney instead of the bell tower and the facade so dear to the fans of the inspector Montalbano. For the inhabitants of Sampieri, near Scicli, it is not the Mànnara, set of murders and mysteries, but the Furnace Penna, a brick factory dating back to the early twentieth century, which is a long time destination of tourists and fans and also at the centre of a heated…


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