In the central Italian regions a flat pan tile is used as an alternative to a barrel pan. There are no advantages or disadvantages to the "Roman Pan" system - it is simply a question of aesthetics, and for those wanting a "true Tuscan" this is a strong option. The tiles we source tend to be 100 or more years old. The sizes and color of the reclaimed roof tiles are very random and mixed. Traditionally the color from central Italy tends to be redder than most. The sizes for the barrel may vary from 16 1/2 “to 18 ½” in length, with the bigger opening ranging from 6 ½” to 7 ½” and the smaller opening ranging from 4 ½” to 5 1/2”. The Roman pans are approximately 13 ½” at the wide end, 12” and the narrow end and 17” long.