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The artificial sun in Viganella, Italy

In the Antrona valley in the Piedmont region there’s a small village which lies in the dark shadow of a high mountain; for centuries, the hamlet had to make do with it but a few years ago a huge mirror deflecting the sun’s rays was placed on a mountainside above Viganella and the problem was solved once for all.

So for the first time in its history, the village could enjoy sunshine in winter! The news of an artificial sun in Viganella – as you can imagine – attracted droves of journalists and tourists; the only drawback was that the village had no hotels and restaurants to welcome them! So, according to Viganella’s new mayor, the village definitely missed its boat! Well, may be it’s not too late; after all the sun is still shining in Viganella!

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