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Marble is a resource – What Francesco Canali thinks of natural stone

Francesco Canali, Site Manager Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano, talks of marble as an important resource for the great human projects.

Begun in 1387 the Milan Cathedral is clad with Candoglia marble. Its beauty, given by the veining, which is even more beautiful on rainy days, is the consequence of certain intrusions within the marble matrix.

In Milan’s popular language “la fabbrica del Duomo” indicates a never-ending work, just like the constant maintenance work on the Cathedral. But, as Francesco Canali says, “you have to think that, actually, the Duomo is like a mountain, transported from the entrance of the Ossola Valley, disassembled and finally reassembled in the center of Milan.”

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