Marble has always been used throughout history representing luxury and wealth, thanks to its beauty and natural characteristics.
Marble has been considered, since the ancient times, an elected stone for the creation of art, for the construction of buildings and various objects. This “divine stone” has been carved over centuries by famous artists to decorate prestigious buildings and to create sacred masterpieces.
In the past, marble has been used all over the world by different civilizations. In Europe, marble has always had a leading position and a strong relationship with its history and culture. In the five EU regions involved in the EXTRAEXPO project, it has still today an important impact on economy and tradition. Marble represents the morphology of the territory and the masterpieces symbolize the history and practices of the communities.
Each territory presents similarities but also specific characteristics that can improve the appeal of these regions and increase the tourist offer in terms of unforgettable experiences.
The modern tourist wishes to live real experiences keeping into consideration the existing resources, such as, in EXTRAEXPO case, the quarries, the factories and the environment. The new tourist looks for a new kind of knowledge of the places he visits: EXTRAEXPO allows the tourist to learn the characteristics and the development of their specific industry.
The new European route of marble offers the discovery of a common culture and presents Europe as single destination.