Travertine is a porous limestone rock with a stratified structure, typical of central Italy, which is formed by precipitation from calcium carbonate waters near springs and waterfalls or on the bottom of basins fed by these waters. Particular are the typical parallel bands and even very marked zonings, with variations in color and porosity, which give a rustic but refined look to this beautiful material. It is easily workable and is in fact used both indoors and outdoors. It is also used to great effect for sculpture and for architectural and design elements of great elegance.
The Roman Travertine is one of the oldest marbles used since the times of the Roman Empire. Known are the works such as the Colosseum, the Teatro Marcello, the Basilica of San Pietro and the Trevi Fountain; most of the historical buildings in the city of Rome, built in travertine, bear witness to this. Used for more than 2500 years, it is the stone in the world that is still perfectly suited to modernity and classical architecture today.