Our quarry

An exclusive place: the one and only Grolla quarry in the world

Grolla is our flagship product: Marmi Faedo is in fact the exclusive owner of the one and only Grolla quarry in the world, which is located a short distance from our company between the municipalities of Cornedo Vicentino and Valdagno.

The passion of the Faedo family for stone goes way back: it was Angelo Faedo who moved the first steps in the stone industry, more than seventy years ago. He then passed the baton to his son Alessandro, who bought the whole quarry in the second half of the Eighties, thereby making Marmi Faedo the only company in the world to extract Grolla hard limestone.

Marmi Faedo has since become the reference point for the domestic market as well as for foreign markets. The company has in fact acquired an important role in the global market and has carried out projects far beyond the borders of Veneto and Italy: from China to the United States, passing through France and Russia.

Grolla is our flagship product: Marmi Faedo is in fact the exclusive owner of the one and only Grolla quarry in the world, which is located a short distance from our company between the municipalities of Cornedo Vicentino and Valdagno.

The passion of the Faedo family for stone goes way back: it was Angelo Faedo who moved the first steps in the stone industry, more than seventy years ago. He then passed the baton to his son Alessandro, who bought the whole quarry in the second half of the Eighties, thereby making Marmi Faedo the only company in the world to extract Grolla hard limestone.

Marmi Faedo has since become the reference point for the domestic market as well as for foreign markets. The company has in fact acquired an important role in the global market and has carried out projects far beyond the borders of Veneto and Italy: from China to the United States, passing through France and Russia.

The characteristics of Grolla

5 features that make it unique

Resistant to salt

Marble Suitable for swimming pool

Suitable for use in swimming pools

Resistant to pollution

Frost resistant

waterproof marble

Waterproof

Water absorption at atmospheric pressure: -0.3%

Certified quality

Unique technical characteristics

The uniqueness of the Grolla hard limestone lies in its exceptional mechanical-technical properties, all of which have been strictly certified.

Grolla is a metamorphic rock made up of 98% calcium carbonate.

Low water absorption, resistance to abrasion, salt, pollution and frost make this natural stone suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.
But that’s not all: Grolla is an extremely resistant and versatile material that lends itself to any type of processing.

The past

Over the years, from the Second World War onwards, the hill in Spagnago lost most of its inhabitants, who migrated to the valley. During the Sixties and the Seventies, the quarries were the main sources in the area: Mora, Rosa, Cengi and many more were bought, one after the other, by Alessandro Faedo in the Eighties.

The present

In the last few years, Marmi Faedo has taken all the necessary measures to maintain the concession by presenting a project that complies with all the relevant regulations. This project has been approved by the Building Commissions of the municipalities of Cornedo vicentino and Valdagno. Today the Grolla quarry is the landmark of the area with stone banks over 50 meters.

The future

An eco-quarry

Marmi Faedo is well aware of the value of nature and the hills: the company manages its quarry with particular attention, carefully controlling any environmental impact. Marmi Faedo, in fact, follows a scrupulous recovery project that provides for the total restoration of the area with the sowing of grass and the planting of trees in parallel with the advancement of the mining activity.

This project has passed the process required by law, receiving full consent from the municipal and provincial commissions and the Council of the Veneto Region as well as that of the “Fondazione dei Verdi”.

Commitment to the environment

Over the next four years we will go to green four hectares of land. The quarry land will also become agricultural land.
The type of shrubs used for the greening operation are: hornbeam, beech, ash, acacia.

0 Trees
planted every two years
0 Hectares of land
scheduled to be greened and converted to agricultural land

Commitment to the environment

Over the next four years we will go to green four hectares of land. The quarry land will also become agricultural land.
The type of shrubs used for the greening operation are: hornbeam, beech, ash, acacia.

0 Trees
planted every two years
0 Hectares of land
scheduled to be greened and converted to agricultural land

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