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Places of Mason interest in France/Italy/Greece

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If one were taking a car trip from Calais to the South of France, from North-West Italy down to the centre, and then across Greece, are there any sites of masonic interest you would recommend?

I'm thinking of an ancient lodge or perhaps an old wall with masonic graffiti on it, the burial place of a venerated mason and so on. Anything out of the ordinary but of interest to masons really.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Thanks - I'll check those out.

Funnily enough, in the UGLE posted this on Facebook this morning; it's a carving made by American troops in WW1 in Northern France.



http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/06/19/11/35724D3E00000578-0-image-a-24_1466333476170.jpg


The full article is here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3649043/Stunning-network-intricately-carved-WWI-tunnels-rediscovered-amateur-explorer-revealed-250-designs-etched-quarry-walls-troops.html

PS Sorry for posting a link to the Daily Mail. ;)

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Brothers, I have tried to visit the Grand Lodges in Rome, Italy.

There are more than 300 Obediences in Italy...although the major ones are:

- Grand Orient of Italy (GOI): I was once recognised by UGLE, not anymore. 20,000 members

- Gran Lodge of Italy: co-masonry, obviously not recognised by UGLE. 10,000 members

- Regular Grand Lodge of Italy (GLRI): recognised by UGLE, 3,000 members



I called them to visit the buildings, temples, and libraries.

The only one I was able to visit was the GLRI. They were very nice and showed me the temple and library. Very small but cozy and the librarian was amazing and very welcoming. It doesn't matter that I'm from UGLE since the library is open for everyone.

The other 2 Obediences didn't allow me to visit, when I asked the reply was: "absolutely not"! Well...I don't know why but that's Italy and this behaviour could be for the skepticism they have to fight with everyday. I understand they were being cautious but it seemed a little too much to me.

Anyway, for those interested in visiting the GLRI (recognised by UGLE) send me a PM and I will give you the librarian contact.

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willf (02/07/2016)
I have just found out that there is also the Museo di Symbologia Masonica (Museum of Masonic Symbols) in Florence - although I haven't visited it.

http://www.grandeoriente-democratico.com/Museo_di_Simbologia_Massonica_di_Firenze_Conferenza_Stampa_tecnica.html


There is a mini trip report about the museum here:

http://www.midnightfreemasons.org/2016/07/masonic-oddities-part-1-museo-di.html

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On 02/07/2016 at 12:30, nymaso3 said:

Brothers, I have tried to visit the Grand Lodges in Rome, Italy.

There are more than 300 Obediences in Italy...although the major ones are:

- Grand Orient of Italy (GOI): I was once recognised by UGLE, not anymore. 20,000 members

- Gran Lodge of Italy: co-masonry, obviously not recognised by UGLE. 10,000 members

- Regular Grand Lodge of Italy (GLRI): recognised by UGLE, 3,000 members



I called them to visit the buildings, temples, and libraries.

The only one I was able to visit was the GLRI. They were very nice and showed me the temple and library. Very small but cozy and the librarian was amazing and very welcoming. It doesn't matter that I'm from UGLE since the library is open for everyone.

The other 2 Obediences didn't allow me to visit, when I asked the reply was: "absolutely not"! Well...I don't know why but that's Italy and this behaviour could be for the skepticism they have to fight with everyday. I understand they were being cautious but it seemed a little too much to me.

Anyway, for those interested in visiting the GLRI (recognised by UGLE) send me a PM and I will give you the librarian contact.

https://www.goisardegna.it/component/users/?view=reset&Itemid=781 beautiful Freemason Hall, in Cagliari (GOI). Please, contact us to visit the old and interesting building. 

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