Apr 5, 2015

Sampietrini

This typical kind of pavement is named "Sampietrini" (or Sanpietrini) and you can find it in all the streets in the centre of Rome. It is made of bevelled stones of black basalt, placed one next to the other. It was invented under Pope Sixtus V (1521-1590) and was used to pave all the main streets of the eternal city, because it was superior to other forms of paving in terms of the transit of carriages

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