Lesssinia Stones Extraction
In Negrar’s upper valleys, in the Valpolicella, near the ancient towns of Prun, Fane as well as Sant’Ambrogio and its surroundings, for centuries the Prun stone has been quarried and is today sold under the better known name of Lessinia Stone.
In Negrar’s upper valleys the panorama is full of monumental entrances to ancient fl agstone caves with layers of Veneto Scaglia Rossa rock.
Its peculiar characteristic is that, in a cleft of about 8 m, it always has 73 regular layers of white-pink marly limestone in blocks that are naturally separated by a thin layer of clay making it easy to quarry.
This thick and regular stratifi cation is between 3 and 20 centimetres thick, although rare and isolated thickness of 30-35 centimetres can be found. The rock’s colour is variable, ranging from white to grey and gold. In Valpolicella quarrying has been carried out for centuries, even if studies realised today still cannot shed light on whether Prun’s spectacular caves have Roman, Medieval or Modern origins. It is known that small preare (stone caves) existed in the area, as well as all of Lessinia and the Veronese hills, in prehistoric times.
Indeed remains of prehistoric settlements have been found made entirely from the stone including roofs, walls and fl ooring.
Tradition and innovation
The techniques used in the extraction phase are keeping pace with technological development, so you are sure to rely on a company extremely efficient, the top quality standards. The combination of traditional craftsmanship and advanced technology, makes Brothers Mignolli security for those who want to guarantee the best results and the creation of a space in which the reigning beauty and hardiness that warms any environment, from domestic to business or commercial.
Lessinia Stone: durable and beautiful
The stone Lessinia is an incredible material for the construction of floors or walls both inside and outside because it provides great durability, it could almost be described as eternal, a weather resistance and aesthetics and rustic.