Company owned quarries

Situated on the Berici Hills and owned by the Grassi family since 1850, the Quarries represent the company’s strength.

They allow to maintain a constant supervision and thorough knowledge of the extracted product.

Through the quarrying activity, Grassi Pietre can check and select the various stratifications in accordance with any requirements.

The extraction of the stone, which was started by the family ancestors, is now carried out with modern machinery and it implies the creation of underground chambers sustained by pillars, with virtually no visual impact from the outside.

Nowadays, beside their primary use, the company Quarries become the evocative stage of the exhibition dedicated to the Pietra di Vicenza, such as “Cava Acque di Grancona”.

Conceived as an art gallery and curated by the architect Silvia Sandini, the exhibition includes several thematic sections leading to the company’s new large conference hall. Within this itinerary the visitor finds displays of over 150 years of artefacts.

Mariavittoria and Francesco Grassi, fourth generation of Grassi Pietre say: “We strongly wanted this exhibition because we lacked a reference on the processing of Vicenza Stone which is an integral part of the history of our territory.

This was a moment of reflection for us on the long entrepreneurial history of our family that we somehow wanted to rearrange working on all the heritage of sculptures and artefacts.

Each piece belongs to different eras and has different working methods, from the hand-extraction of the blocks to the current modern processing technologies “.

Our quarries are a magical place

Entering our own quarries and touching the stone of Vicenza is an experience that we truly recommend.

CAVA ACQUE MUSEUM

The new exhibition route for architects and designers dedicated to the Pietra di Vicenza made inside the underground quarry of Grassi Pietre in Grancona (VI).

“Cava Acque di Grancona” becomes the evocative stage of the exhibition of Grassi Pietre dedicated to the Pietra di Vicenza.

Conceived as a kind of art gallery and curated by the architect Silvia Sandini, the exhibition includes several thematic sections leading to the company’s new large conference hall.

If the visit of an underground quarry is already a unique experience, the Cava Acque exhibition itinerary involves the visitor with over 150 years of artefacts.

Mariavittoria and Francesco Grassi, fourth generation of Grassi Pietre “We strongly wanted this exhibition because we lacked a reference on the processing of Vicenza Stone which is an integral part of the history of our territory. This was a moment of reflection for us on the long entrepreneurial history of our family that we somehow wanted to rearrange working on all the heritage of sculptures and artefacts that lay in our warehouse. Each piece belongs to different eras and has different working methods, from the hand-extraction of the blocks to the current modern processing technologies “.

Cava Acque can be visited by architects, designers and experts by appointment.

History and cultivation of Vicenza Limestone Quarry.

Exploring the undergrounds

Karst cavities in the Gazzo quarry, in the municipality of Zovencedo (VI), explored by cavers from the Speleological Club “Proteo”, Vicenza.