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How is the Palissandro Marble?

Palissandro Marble, also known as Crevoladossola Marble, is a prestigious choice for those who wish to enrich their spaces with a material of exceptional beauty and strength. Palissandro Marble is quarried in Italy, in extraction sites located in Piedmont.

It is a rock of exceptional beauty, entirely pervaded by tiny shimmering crystals that sparkle like a shower of diamond-like gems.

This marble stands out for its extraordinary aesthetic qualities that make it an undisputed protagonist in the field of luxury architecture and interior design.

What colour is Palissandro Marble?

Palissandro marble is famous for its variegated colour appearance, with shades of white, grey, and warmer shades of pink coming together in a harmonious blend of colours. Its veins and colours can vary from gold to brown, from light blue to darker black, creating unique patterns that make each slab unique.

Thanks to its broad chromatic variety – very evident within the extraction area – Palissandro Marble can be adapted elegantly in both classical and modern contexts, enhancing any environment with a touch of refinement.

One thing to remember when choosing Palissandro Marble for a specific context, is to take into account how bright the place where it should be installed is, as light can accentuate or change the perception of its colours.


Due to its versatility and durability, Palissandro Marble can be used in a broad range of contexts.

It is ideal for floors, wall coverings, kitchen and bathroom tops; it is also selected often for decorative and furnishing elements, and even to create art pieces.

Its highly resistant structure and its ability to retain its lustre over time make it an excellent choice for outdoor facades and urban elements, such as fountains, benches, columns and to enrich public spaces and gardens.

A wide range of finishing

The extraordinary aesthetics of the Palissandro Marble can be further enhanced through a wide range of processes such as:


Polishing Palissandro Marble is an important step to enhance this exclusive material. Through this sophisticated finishing technique, the marble fully reveals its fascinating veining, and also enhances its vibrant hues, giving treated surfaces a spectacular shine that enriches any environment.


Palissandro Marble slabs, when subjected to a careful honing process, are transformed into architectural elements of great beauty. This technique gives the marble a uniformly smooth, yet less shiny surface than polishing, leaving the slab more matt-looking. In any case, this treatment too is ideal for several architectural and interior design applications.


Palissandro Marble, in its rough form, represents the beginning of a fascinating process that turns a simple block of marble into a masterpiece of elegance. At this initial stage, the material reveals its authentic essence, showing a natural structure and the potential developed through subsequent and meticulous processing steps.

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History of Palissandro Marble

Palissandro Marble – known for its heterogeneous elegance and ability to combine beautifully with other natural stones – has been included in some of Italy’s most famous architectural structures, proving its versatility of use both indoors and outdoors.

Some of the most fascinating evidence of the use of Palissandro Marble can be seen in the Milan Cathedral, Pavia Cathedral and Crema Cathedral. Those historic buildings reflect the craftsmanship and majesty of Palissandro Marble, and emphasise how this material has been chosen to add a touch of grandeur and durability through the centuries.

In particular, the Pavia Cathedral stands out for the extensive use of this marble in its pillars, whose construction began in the 15th century, and still testifies to the durability and beauty of this material.

Another significant example of the use of Palissandro Marble – also called Crevoladossola Marble – is the Arco della Pace in Milan. Built between 1806 and 1859, the arch is supported by eight monolithic Palissandro Marble columns, each rising more than 10 metres. This monument not only celebrates Napoleon’s victories, but it is also a symbol of Italian mastery in the use of stone materials in architecture.