This is the story of La Calce del Brenta.
Lime. Simple compound that’s never banal. Contemporary, but with antique roots. Used in ancient times, by the Mesopotamians, the Jews, the Chinese, even by the Incas and Maya. And then by the Phoenicians,
the Greeks and Romans.
This humble material has seen and made the history of Architecture and Art.
During the XIX century, the Brenta river area benefited from a special environment, which made it a natural resource of stones for the production
In those days lime was used for the production of frescoes, plaster and wall paintings.
Right in this prolific area, Cristiano De Toni decided to build his family furnace in 1920, where he started producing lime using the wood waste discarded from his own carpenter shop.