The lime is an important and irreplaceable natural binder in the construction of any masonry work.
Our countries, have been built using the lime produced on site, more or less elastic depending on the stone used for this purpose.
It’s well known that the best lime is made from stones collected in the watercourse of the river.
To produce the lime, the technique was quite simple, it was necessary to dig a round hole in the ground of the size appropriate to the amount of rock wanted to cook.
To obtain the lime, the stones had to stay for seven days in the fire continuous, very intense, day and night, and especially in the previous days. For this season they were used smaller parts of plants, branches of various sizes, properly cut and tied as a kind of fagots, and then slowly adding larger logs.
When the mound and the “chimney” was compacted down, it meant that the furnace was pretty much cooked.