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Antica Cava di Ornavasso Entrance Ticket

Antica Cava di Ornavasso Entrance Ticket - Ornavasso, Italy

Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Location: Ornavasso, Italy

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$11.50

There is news of the marble of Ornavasso since Roman times, as documented by stems and altars of the first and second century AD. preserved in the Civic Archaeological Collections of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
Observing the valley we can see the beginning of the waterway that from the Toce to Lake Maggiore, then along the Ticino and the Naviglio Grande up to the Darsena of Milan, favored the use of Ornavasso marble in numerous and illustrious monuments of the Lombard area.
Looking up we see the Candoglia quarry: the vein of marble that emerges from Ornavasso crosses the Toce valley and over the centuries has been excavated first at the base of the mountain where the remains of a furnace are still visible today ... More info ›

There is news of the marble of Ornavasso since Roman times, as documented by stems and altars of the first and second century AD. preserved in the Civic Archaeological Collections of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
Observing the valley we can see the beginning of the waterway that from the Toce to Lake Maggiore, then along the Ticino and the Naviglio Grande up to the Darsena of Milan, favored the use of Ornavasso marble in numerous and illustrious monuments of the Lombard area.
Looking up we see the Candoglia quarry: the vein of marble that emerges from Ornavasso crosses the Toce valley and over the centuries has been excavated first at the base of the mountain where the remains of a furnace are still visible today. then in the trenches and up up to more levels of quarry in the tunnel.

Visit: Antica Cava di Ornavasso, Ornavasso, Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont

Il percorso in totale sicurezza è di circa 200 mt a cui si aggiungono i 50 mt. del salone di estrazione e a la visita a vostra richiesta può essere effettuata con il solo ausilio della lampada frontale. Dopo circa 10 minuti viene comunque accesa l’illuminazione artificiale per ammirare il salone di estrazione e per ritornare all’uscita. Il tempo di permanenza all’interno della Cava non supera i 20/25 minuti.All’uscita riconsegnare attrezzature e dispositivi di sicurezza. Con la visita della cava storica vi viene consegnata anche una cartina per proseguire la visita nell’area storica – archeologica e naturalistica di Ornavasso e Migiandone. Before starting this extraordinary journey in the heart of the mountain that has embellished some of the most precious and well-known treasures of Italian art, we observe the access square: as we can see from the walls over the centuries the marble was dug into the trench, in the open air, a technique of extraction easily subject to collapses.
CAVA GRANDE:
Il percorso è di circa 250 metri e può essere effettuato solo con trenino che ricorda i vagoncini usati nel ‘900 per il trasporto del materiale.

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