“Antonio e Adriana Rini” Agricultural and Apiary Park

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Engineer Antonio Rini used to relax amongst these trees, brother to Doctor Gaetano, the eclectic owner of an eighteenth century palace that is found at the chapel of the Madonna del Carmine, along the same road...

Engineer Antonio Rini used to relax amongst these trees, brother to Doctor Gaetano, the eclectic owner of an eighteenth century palace that is found at the chapel of the Madonna del Carmine, along the same road.
Originally from Spongano, but moved to Bari for work purposes, the engineer never abandoned his strong passion for apiculture. The stone apiaries constitute a peculiar type of Salentina architecture from the 16th century, with beehives placed in a scattered manner around the fields, and like this case, placed under the protection of trees.
These are most of the time represented by parallelepipes made in locale stone, about 75cm for 25cm, inner hollows along its length, closed at the base with cut to measure metal plates and closed with lime and ashes or simply with mud, then closed at the top with the same metal plates but removable when necessary.
I am currently property of the City Council and I host cultural activities.

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