SNIA S.p.A. was an Italian firm located in Milan that manufactured defence products, textiles, chemicals, perfumes, and corrugated paper among other products. In the early 1920s SNIA began to manufacture artificial textile fibers. Artificial cellulose fibers had been produced before the war, but SNIA was the first to mass-produce rayon. The company was given the new name of SNIA Viscosa (Società nazionale industria e applicazioni viscosa, National Rayon Manufacturing and Application Company). – Wikipedia
Ingresso vietato ad ambulanti-medicanti e zingari – No admittance to street beggars and gypsies – Apartment building in San Benigno Canavese – Torino, IT
Some think this is a problem in Italy. Some think this is a problem “with” Italy. This was previously posted on FAB as Apartment Building Entrance Disclaimer – San Benigno Canavese, TO – Italia in Jul 9th, 2008. Unlike the “Whites Only” and “No Jews” signs from our past, these plaques have not become a public embarrassment nor disgrace.
Monta – Via Maccalle
My friend Willemieke Molenaar showed me these photos she took last summer while on vacation in Piemonte. They were taken in Monta, South East of Torino….The fading ad is a portrait of Benito himself, still there from WW-II times. If you look carefully you can see bullet holes in the wall. Supposedly the portrait is regularly being shot at, I guess to show how people feel about it. Curious what you think about it!
Gaia [Son, Lowlands Correspondent]
Lingotto, Torino – Via Nizza
La Patria non si nega ma si conquista – Mussolini A. XIV
Don’t deny your country but conquer it (or conquer for it)