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Naples, the Mont Vesuvius and lava stone workshops

 

An insight of the Vesuvio area, with its culture and craftman workshops.

Lava stone permeate Naples :  territory and history.
Here we tried to describe the presence of the stone: the visitor can notice it from the vineyards on Vesuvio hillside to the ancient pavement of alleys in Naples and Vesuvian Villas along  the “Miglio d’Oro”.

lava stone is among Vesuvian vineyards
lava stone is among Vesuvian vineyards
lava stone worker on vesuvian quarry site
lava stone worker on vesuvian quarry site
lava stone in italian art and architecture: Castel dell'Ovo
Castel dell’Ovo lava stone flooring
The eighteenth-century Villa Campioleto, one of most famous Vesuvian villas
The use of lava stone flooring in the eighteenth-century Villa Campioleto portico. Villa Campioleto is one of most famous Vesuvian villas.
dark lava stone portals
dark lava stone portals

Coming to Naples, you can find the dark lava stone portals with ornaments on noble palaces, and discover that stone artisans – decorators, pattern designers and ceramic tile producers – gain their kwnoledge from centuries of crafts  and skills in Naples and Southern Italy.

lava stone pattern designer
lava stone pattern designer

lava stone tiles production