“Tiburtine stones and those that are of the same species resist everything, yet to weight, yet to the ravages of time […] “.
Marco Vitruvio Pollone
This is how Marco Vitruvio Pollone, the most famous architecture theorist of all time, as well as Roman architect and writer, describes the Travertine stone.
In Italy, upper travertine usually comes from Tivoli: this is the reason why Latins used to call this stone lapis tiburtinus, which means “Tivoli stone”. Its use was so widespread that it took the name “Travertino Romano” in Italian language. The charm that Travertine conveys is unique, as well as its origin: born in depth, in contact with the outside, settled on top of other stones, that finally incorporate it.
Nothing compares to the beauty of nature’s works.
Human intellect has managed to shape the quality, harmony and balance of travertine in immortal artistic works, just think of the Colosseum, Teatro Marcello, Basilica of San Pietro and Santa Maria Maggiore, Bernini fountains and, in general, to most of the historic buildings in Rome.
Despite the very strong historical past of this material, it adapts perfectly to modernity because of its inexhaustible virtues: travertine is intrinsically resistant and imperishable due to its limestone nature, that allows it to acquire entirely new chromatic shades with the passage of time: shades are warm white, sometimes tending to yellow, pink and violet enliven the stone.
In addition, the changing surface, that vibrates with the light, creates spectacular chiaroscuro effects.
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