The "Vicenza Stone" is a well-known and commonly used type of stone for architectural decorations and sculptures in general. The stone has the macroscopic aspect of gross limestone, with a varied structure, formed by clastic residuals and fossils that give value and beauty to the stone and make evident its naturalness and marine origin.
The geological formation of the "Vicenza Stone" is traced back about 50 million years ago, in the Eocene period (Cainozoic Era), in the South of the city of Vicenza.
This very particular stone is now extracted from the Berici hills' calcareous rocks, derived by a coral reef collapsed about 30 milions years ago.
Is in this specific and localized area of the Berici hills that the Peotta family has its own mines from which the Vicenza Stone used for sculptures is extracted.