The first room of the itinerary was used, from the 13th
to the 16th century as a pottery.
A part of the chamber was excavated from the tufa rock and
as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures the
kiln walls have become white.
At each firing, the kiln was closed with a wall of heat-resistant
bricks, the rectangular recess in the corner is the outlet
of the chimney flue.
The discovery of this kiln, in
1985, showed that majolica was also produced at Orvieto
in the 15th and 16th centuries, which until then were considered
the mystery centuries in the history of Orvieto ceramics.
It's possible to see also some original tools used in the
workshop [terra cotta and stone moulds, trivets, fragments
of firing cases,...] and some medieval kiln
, thrown away because they were defective in
shape or decoration.