The tender limestone was the rock of choice in the reconstruction of eastern Sicily after the earthquake of 1693. With its yellow-gold color, it was used for many different purposes, from the construction of main elements (for the exterior walls, arches, times vaults, etc.) to the decorative elements (capitals, gargoyles, fountains, stairs, shelves, etc.) thanks to the fact that is it easy to work with and its simplicity in extracting and curving it, and to its good characteristics. physico-mechanical properties.
The drywall in hard stone creates harmonious spaces in the gardens, descending perfectly in the Mediterranean enviroment. Especially the products obtained by the “splitted” tecnique, which allows the crafting of various decorative objects at relatively low cost.
The Stone of Modica, for with its hard characteristics was not easily workable and therefore little was hardly used. Today, thanks to the use of modern equipment, it is used for coatings, elements of street furniture, benches, planters, flooring, skirting, as well as used in combination with other types of stone.
The Pitchstone, commonly called “black gold”, typical of baroque style for centuries is used for floors of churches and homes, stairs, decoration of altars, balconies, capitals, fountains, columns, stone lithography and for several other uses.
Sometimes for interiors, sometimes, as for exteriors, the outer one, you can resort to the use of different materials, or easily combining them. harmoniously between them.