Itinerary B
Val di Noto

[3]Lime, a precious material of Noto tradition

Lime, derived from hard limestone, is one of the oldest building materials.
Already used by the ancient Romans, it is widely used in the territories of Noto.
Lime is formed of a compact white limestone that is cooked at a very high temperature, losing weight and releasing carbon dioxide through a process called carbonatation.
In order to be used properly it must be wet, i.e. it must undergo a further hydration phase, extinguishing the quicklime in water for at least three days before its use.