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Salsamenteria San Giovanni

For the paving of the winter spaces of the Salsamenteria San Giovanni, in the Vecchio Incasato of Grottammare, we looked for stone bases recovered from the old farmhouses of southern Italy.

The Vecchio Incasato of Grottammare is part of the most beautiful villages of Italy and the Salsamenteria is located at the main entrance point. The spaces in winter are located on the ground floor of an ancient noble palace.

The 'basole' (or 'basoli') are made of hard stone, which can be chiseled but not sawn. Typical of southern Italy, they were also used for road paving, as well as in the farms from which they are recovered.

Interior Design: Architect Roberto Pazzi
Photo: Alessio Beato