A miniature of Italy was found in a Welsh wood: dozens of replicas of famous monuments

A miniature of Italy was found in a Welsh wood: dozens of replicas of famous monuments
A miniature of Italy was found in a Welsh wood: dozens of replicas of famous monuments

A complex with small replicas of famous Italian monuments was discovered in a wood near the town of Gwynedd, Wales, according to the Daily Mail.

The replicas, which reproduce in miniature the Rialto Bridge in Venice, the Florence Cathedral and the Tower of Pisa, were made by the farmer Mark Bourne and his wife Muriel.
The complex consists of more than 30 replicas of well-known monuments. They were built next to the Bourne hut more than 25 years ago, in memory of their frequent trips to Italy. But after the farmer’s disappearance in 2009, the facilities were abandoned and over time began to deteriorate.

In an effort to safeguard this ‘little magical town’, a fund was created to raise funds and restore replicas. “In Welsh, they are a national treasure. We have perhaps a decade to restore them before they are lost forever, ”said a local resident, who along with other volunteers are helping to save these mini-monuments of Italian architecture.

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