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Mediterranean Clay Tiles
Also known as barrel or mission tiles in the US, these semicircular with a taper are laid in alternate concave and convex rows.

meditteranean tiles in Italy

Terracotta tiles on a roof in Ravenna, Northern Italy. The tiles precariously perched on the chimney clearly show the taper that allows the narrow bottom part of each tile to sit inside the wider top part.

The same tiles are used for ridge and hip capping.

mediterranean terracotta roof tiles

Centuries old roof tiles also in Ravenna and modern roll formed metal gutter.

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