Neviera of the quarry of the Intagliatella
Snowfield embedded in the rock, with a low vaulted roof made of squared limestone blocks. Located along the pedestrian visit path of the Latomia dell 'Intagliatella within the archaeological area of Acre. The architectural structure is of the "snowfield embedded in the rock" type:
square or rectangular shape, with a lowered vaulted roof obtained using more or less squared ashlars. They have an opening at the bottom, at the base of the shutter, with a door about one meter and twenty high and two or three side openings, from where the snow was thrown down. Each neviera is enclosed by a dry stone wall called "zaccanu" which delimits the land of relevance. A necessary element was the drainage channel of the melted water which slowed down the melting of the ice (AA.VV.p. 18)
(Text source: General Catalog of Cultural Heritage).
Download complete sheet: ICCD15004318 palazzoloacreide
In-depth article: Neviere of Sicily
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