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About Italian Marble

Italian Marble

There are a number of marble types available. In fact, marble is quarried from all over the world and can be found on nearly every continent. On the continent of Europe there are a variety of countries in which marble is found. One such country is Italy. Here, we will talk about some of the Italian marbles that many shoppers seek. During our discussion we will mention some features and consider why each type of marble is sought. So let's get into our discussion of Italian Marbles.

A Variety of Italian Marbles

We'll begin our look at the various marbles of Italy by looking at a list of the available marble. They include:

Botticino Marble

One of Italy's notable types of marble is Botticino. Like other notable marbles this unique stone offers a distinctive appearance and brings characteristics that make it the choice for some designers and interior decorators. It is used in a variety of ways and in more than one environment.

The Origin of Botticino Marble

Botticino is a town and municipality in the province of Brescia. Brescia is located in Lombardy, Italy. Botticino Marble is marble that is quarried from the region of Botticino.

Calacatta Marble

Calacatta marble is a rare type of Italian marble that is of high quality and sought out by those that appreciate a quality stone. It is useful for a variety of applications and has a reputation for being of great value and desirability.

The look of Calacatta marble is distinctive. It is bold and its veining is quite distinguishable from other types of marble. The veining is characterized by fewer, bolder veins than other popular marble types.

Carrara Marble

While Carrara is the name given to this particular kind of marble stone, it also brings with it a heritage that is not readily notable in the name. Many facets of this notable marble add to its reputation. Although at times shoppers do not think about it, often times marble comes from the location from which it is quarried. As a result, "Carrara Marble" is from the city of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy. It has been used for centuries as can be seen in many notable works. And although many marble-loving shoppers nowadays do not ponder it much, there are specific aspects of its history and use that make it an enduring material when it comes to stone features.

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Pavonazzo Marble

Although Pavonazzo is a stone that is referred to in the trade simply as marble, there are some things that distinguish this natural marble form others. Pavonazzo is actually one of the varieties of Carrara marble.

The name "Pavonazzo" comes from the Italian word for peacock. It is also known by the term "Pavonazzetto" (a.k.a. Docimaean and Synnadic). This Italian marble has been used in a variety of buildings and construction projects throughout history.

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