Tag: masegni

Watch your feet!

The paving on the streets and in the squares of Venice is largely composed of masegni, large stones made out of trachyte quarried in the Colli Euganei. Even the paving has historic significance.


Blocks of Istrean stone cut into parallelepipeds and used for the facing of embankment walls.


Blocks of trachyte quarried in the Colli Euganei, the specific public paving stones. They may be laid adjacent to one another or with spaced joints.

“With our feet on the ground”. Venetian paving: a legacy to preserve

Venetian paving is a heritage of our culture and landscape. Interventions underground on the utilities systems or for other reasons represent a delicate moment in the management of the city. How can we guarantee that the stones will be put back in place according to the protocol?

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