Post by: Camila da Paz | Source: Archilovers

There are around 16.000 abandoned quarries in Italy, most of them marble quarries. Although the crisis in the construction sector has actually contributed to reducing the amount of stone extracted, the numbers are still impressive: over one billion euros in revenue. The breathtaking landscapes of marble quarries, shaped by the human hand, has an incredible evocative power. It still echoes from its industrialized past, where man has dug ceaselessly to extract a noble material, shaping the landscape for eternity, leaving its ineffaceable trace in the territory.