Every Italian city has one architectural treasure of irresistible charm: its roofs. As main features of a heterogeneous and evocative spectacle, these represent an essential part of the scenery, with the organic and extremely varied appearance of their pitches as well as the variety of the characteristic colours of the terracotta roof coverings, vibrating with light and shadow according to the time of day and to the season. In both large monuments and continual residential dwellings alike, the roof, with its sloping surfaces, material qualities and proportions, has always been a strongly charismatic constructive component. Its unmistakable profile does in fact trace the extreme limit between the earth and the sky. As the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “…the roof has become a direct expression of a man’s home.”
A strictly Mediterranean style in terms of its design and functional characteristics; it is the most widely used in Italy and marks a step forward in the development of the traditional concave tile, as well as being reminiscent of the typical Roman-style roof formed by concave and flat tiles. It adapts easily to all modern-day building requirements. The Portuguese Interlocking Roof Tile in its relevant fully mixed colours – Terracotta Red, Antique Rose, Yellow or Dark Brown – blends perfectly with traditional Italian architectural contexts and surroundings.
Weight per pc. (kg)
Batten gauge 4x4 (cm.)
Roof covering weight per sq m (kg)
Pieces per sq m
Red. Antique Rose. Natural Yellow. Dark Brown. Engobe
Minimum roof pitch (%)