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ROME’S SAMPIETRINI COBBLESTONES

Most of Rome’s historic center is paved with a unique type of cobblestone called “sampietrini”. The name is said to have been coined during the reign of Pope Benedict XII when small bevelled stones of black basalt were used to pave the entire surface of Piazza San Pietro.

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