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I MARMI DI CUSTONACI

 
  • Marble quarries
  • Marble quarries
Marble quarries

Custonaci is the biggest marble quarry in Sicily, the second biggest in Italy and Europe covering 62 km2, and is of great importance geologically but also from an economic point of view as 85% of Sicilian marble comes from here. Today the Pietra di Custonaci-Custonaci stone is exported all over the world. The libeccio antico - a polychrome marble with different shades of red has been used since medieval times and covers important buildings such as the Reggia di Caserta and the Basilica di San Pietro in Rome. After the second world war, thanks to industrialization, Custonaci assumed an important role on the international stage thanks to the Perlato di Sicilia. Other types of marble extracted here are: Perlatino di Sicilia, Botticino, Avorio venato, Brecciato, Libeccio.

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