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We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.  -Willy Wonka In the worldwide stone industry, there’s one company that’s the undisputed leader in the production, innovation, design and…

In the company of giants…   The distant sound of church bells provides a soothing soundtrack with my morning cappuccino, until the waitress fires up the restaurant muzak, and then it’s typical “any…

Gelato addiction… Today we leave Carrara and the Alpi Apuane and continue northeast, taking a leisurely drive through Emilia-Romagna into the Veneto.  Verona’s two thousand year old amphitheater d…

That’s not snow on those mountains! Playtime’s over (kind of) as we drive north to the marble capital of the world, the quarries of Carrara. Admiring the view of the Apuan “marble mountain” from…

All work and no play... Just as I recovered from my last Sicilian adventure, I find myself on what will be my tenth visit, aboard another grueling twelve hour flight to Italy. (I know, poor baby, r…