Story and photos by Jonathan Sharp
Museo Nicolis, Dell’Auto – Della Tecnica – Della Meccanica
Luciano Nicolis was born on the 19th of January 1933, the second of six children. At the age of 14, after school had finished for the day, he would cycle to Mantova to find and collect empty cement sacks discarded by the local stone masons. He would then resell them to the local cement company, sometimes carrying 300 empty sacks on the back of his bicycle.