The vocation for marble processing begun about half a million years ago, in the area of Lessinia and of the hills.

In the Bronze Age, it was used because less expensive than the wood and more lasting. During Roman times, they appreciated its ductility and its beauty: they carried it through the Adige and used it to build streets and monuments. Nowadays, it's used in architecture, but also for sculpture and funerary art, fountains and gardens equipements, tables and fireplaces. The monuments of Verona were embellished thanks to Valpolicella and Valpantena marble. You can check observing the Arena and the numerous "Porta" in the centre of the town.

Dolcè, Volargne and Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella are world-renowned for the processing and the selling of marble.

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