In the past, the blocks of marble
were lowered from the montains
, by a system known as
"lizzatura". This involved the use of a large sledge
("lizza"), pulled by oxen and this highly dangerous operation
was controlled by experienced quarrymen.
In the summer, to recall how this used to be done,
experienced quarrymen lower a block of marble using the traditional
So don't forget to include this spectacular event, when
you are planning a visit to the quarries!
to buy the DVD (&euro 12,00) please phone:
0585 793 333 / +39 0585 816 8323