Stone is the natural construction material par excellence: man has dealt with it from his origins, producing weapons, tools, trinkets, but also building shelters and fences for his protection. The millenary ties between stone and the history of mankind originated with an epoch-making passage, when stones lost their “natural shapelessness”, and were “configured”, to follow the aspirations of a construction that was destined to become Architecture, Art, Symbolism and a Wonder for man. Throughout history, in fact, marble has been used in many applications, but one of its highest and most sublime contributions has been within the ambit of architecture. Increasing numbers of architects and designers have a predilection for stone because of to the many aesthetic renderings it can take on; modern finishing, which is possible with the use of machinery that employs advanced technologies, allows man to satisfy even the most creative requirements. Natural stone & the GREEN factor: Over and above its indisputable historical and ethical value, natural stone, by definition, conserves a characteristic that other synthetic or partially artificial products do not possess – The green ingredient. Increasing numbers of products are being erroneously labelled as “natural”, misinterpreting the deeper meaning of the term, which has a completely ecological connotation. Contrary to buildings constructed with synthetic materials, architecture realized with natural stone is the point of arrival of an entirely ecological path of development, which starts with the phase of extraction of the raw material, continuing with its processing and winding up with its installation.