LIME KILNS

First news of the production of lime and lime kilns appear already in Roman agriculture treaties. We find them integrated into the landscape, even camouflaged under the vegetation. The location of the kilns used to be close to the raw materials extraction points, stone and wood. Near the kiln there was a shed used as a shelter during the burning. Kilns used to consist of a cylindrical empty space , “the pot”, open on the top side which had a front entrance which cuts the surrounding delimiter wall from the crematory cavity itself. Walls could be made of stone made with a mortar or made of floor tiles. If you want to know more about lime kilns, you have many lime routes from the town which will lead you to visit several kilns, some of them rehabilitated.