Prato Marble

prato marble

Prato marble or Serpentine green marble morphologically belongs to the Apennine serpentinites. It was originally extracted in a quarry located in Figline, a small 13th century village which today represents a fraction of the municipality of Prato, in Tuscany. The historic extraction site of Prato marble, located precisely in Pian di Gello, is currently closed.

Prato marble has strongly characterized Tuscan Romanesque architecture; green Serpentine marble was in fact used together with white Carrara marble and Alberese stone as a cladding material in the major churches of the Tuscan territory such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the façade of Santa Maria a Monte in Florence as well as the Cathedral of Prato and Siena.

In the parish church of Sant’Ippolito in Piazzanese in Prato, Prato marble was even partially used as a masonry material, together with Alberese stone.

prato serpentino marble slabs for sale

Prato marble is an ornamental stone which, depending on the point of extraction, can vary from light tones to dark backgrounds, almost tending towards black. For this reason, it was also called black Prato marble.

Currently the extraction sites of Prato marble are closed, so it is not possible to find the raw material.

A morphologically similar rock to Serpentine green marble from Prato, which is currently extracted, can be found in northern Italy: the Verde Alpi.

Material: Marble
Color: Green
Origin: Tuscany, Italy
Uses: Claddings, Floors, Bathroon, Kitchen, Living ecc.
Surface: Polished, honed, hammered, flamed, chiseled etc.

Follow us

Designed by
Chef Studio Pietrasanta - Grafica, Fotografia, Siti Web e Comunicazione Visiva