Crossing Pontevecchio used to be to go to work. At the other side of the river were the tanneries. Restored with the help of Grants we can nowadays take part of their history. They used to be small scale family factories with up to ten workers taking care of the smelling tasks of preparing raw hides into durable and usable leather. Italy is still a skin and hide provider at the world market ranking no5 in the world. Today the process is a lot more circular. The chemicals kept in closed systems do not affect the waterreservoirs.

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