After a long history of mining under changing political
systems and contexts, under the regime of Mussolini,
the miners started a rebellion against the fascistic
dominance, proclaiming the free republic of miners.
After a few weeks the uprising was brutally turned
down and all involved miners were killed.
This was the end of a still young republic
but it could create the myth of a hero and
After being abandoned the mine turned into an
art area and an art projec, established by L.A.E.
taking up the old thread of myths.