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  • Leccese stone

    Dear friends,

    now that you know where Vincotto Primitivo is produced, I would like to tell you something about the land where it is made and its history.

    A very important and particular element is the stone from Lecce, usually called “Pietra Leccese”

    Due to its specific characteristics, some writers of the ancient literature dedicated to it some lines in their works where we can read about this particular kind of natural stone which is particularly ductile and malleable and for this reason used to create beautiful sculptures and monuments that still adorn the city of Lecce.

    Moreover the Leccese stone is extracted from open quarries that can be found in all the Salentine peninsula and especially nearby Lecce.

    In the next posts I will tell you something about the most famous monuments built using this fascinating limestone

    Data di pubblicazione: mar 12 febbraio 2013 | Scritto da: elena | 0 commenti | Categorie: English posts History and culture

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