The incredible beauty of marble has remained the same over the centuries, whether reflected in famous masterpieces by Michelangelo or Bernini. It is one of the most precious natural stones to work with - whether you are an architects, artists, and designers, from the most meticulous to the most visionary. Carrara marble, is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building décor. It has been quarried since Roman times in the mountains - the Apuan Alps, a mountain range in northern Tuscany that stretches for 58 km and reaches 2,000 meters high just outside the city of Carrara in Tuscany. Carrara marble is one of the most prestigious marbles in the world. A slab can cost up to $400 per square meter, and over history, it has been used for the most amazing buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome or Michelangelo's iconic statue, David. The luxury stone comes .The three most common types of Italian marble are Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuary (also called Statuario).
Carrara province in Tuscany region lies along the Carrione River in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, just northwest of Massa and east of La Spezia. Acquired by the Malaspina family in 1428, it constituted, with Massa, the principality (1568) and duchy (1633) of Massa-Carrara. The city’s notable landmarks include the 12th- to 14th-century cathedral, built in the Pisan style, and the academy of fine arts, housed in the former ducal palace. The city is famous for some of the world’s finest marble, called Carrara, taken from nearby quarries and used by sculptors from Michelangelo to Henry Moore.
Franchi Umberto Marmi
Franchi Umberto Marmi is part of a single district of Carrara, and the company serves as a guardian of the history and beauty of its marble. Their recent listing on the AIM market of the Italian Stock Exchange is yet another unparalleled guarantee and endorsement of the continued devotion to excellence. Thanks to the passion and commitment of more than 40 employees, slabs and blocks become a harmonious melody played by a thousand different instruments with countless fingers. Each step takes place inside the 15 acres of the Carrara headquarters. This site is home to allocated areas for individual processing phases and the largest exhibition space dedicated to the innate beauty of this natural stone and authentic expression of the “Made in Italy” label.
Namco - The Italian Marble company
Namco's story is the story of an Italian marble company rooted in the province of Massa-Carrara, world renowned for the superior quality of its marble. The care in the production and distribution of the most precious and high-quality materials, now combined with the reliability and know-how of a staff with 30 years of experience and ready to meet the requirements of the most coveted design projects, make Namco a solid reference point and one of the most important Italian marble companies, both nationally and internationally.
Marble, granite, onyx, stones, travertines from all over the world. The widest range of colours, from the most to the least intense shades, from the subtlest to the most distinct veining and to the purest white, to meet the needs of any design project. Precious materials for the most demanding architects. Supply of the best materials is always guaranteed, to ensure a timely delivery everywhere. This is why Namco is nowadays one of the best Italian marble companies. Namco's site is spread over a 15,000 sq. mt. area which houses a workshop yard and indoor warehouses in which the widest range of materials is stored, to promptly meet the needs of our Customers.
Marmi di Carrara
Marmi di Carrara srl has been active in the stone sector since 1956 offering our own as well as exclusive ranges of marble, granite, onyx and stone products. Our company specializes in finding rare and precious materials and supplying quality products at the best prices for project work and large scale installations.
We have our own geologists in the field selecting product from quarries in the countries the materials originate from, where our affiliated operating companies manage production based on market demand.
Its range of exclusive products includes ; Verde Malachite, Rosso Erika, Desert Stone, Travertino Italiano Navona, Rosso Damasco, Absolute Black.
A team of experts is constantly engaged in fieldwork at the various different quarries in the Apuane Alps to select the best types of Statuario, Carrara, Gioia, Arabescato, Calacatta and other similar marble.