Capalbio industrial landscape

Capalbio is a small but spectacular walled town, on the southern border of Tuscany, and 5 km from the Mediterranean coast. At Pescia Fiorentina, 4 km SW, is an integrated ironworks of the late 18th or early 19th century, including a blast furnace of the Bergamasque layout, characteristic of the Mediterranean region, calcining ovens, and a water-powered forge, all contained within a single range of buildings, with blast for the furnace and forges provided by trompes, fed with water from a leet of the Chiarone river. The site is rich in specimens of iron ore, slag and the micaceous stone from Pietrosanta that was used to line the furnaces. The site is conserved by a local trust on which ICCROM is represented.

Capalbio industrial landscape
Capalbio
Capalbio
Italy
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