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  • Worching of Travertine marble
  • Travertine Marble
Travertine Marble
The activity of extraction and manufacturing of travertine, which makes up the entire ground on which the town is built, is significant. The deposits extend from the northern part of Mount Bonifato, to Cappuccini district. Structured like bee hives, going from ivory to hazelnut in colour, it became known after 1925, when, smoothed and polished, it was presented in national exhibitions. The "maestri" who have worked the marble for centuries in more recent times have given life to extraordinary works of art and have contributed to the restoration of the Great Wall of China. Another type of marble is the red marble which was used in the past in Alcamo and in other cities including Palermo where it covers the main steps of the royal palace.

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