Calacatta Viola Marble
Calacatta Viola, also known as Breccia Medicea, is a famous marble extracted from the quarries in the Apuan Alps in Carrara. This material is particularly famous, especially in Florence, because it was used by Cosimo de Medici for numerous works, given his monopoly on the quarries of Seravezza. Today this marble can still be found in the Duomo of Florence, in Palazzo Pitti, and in the Medici Chapels. It is a marble with an ivory-white background dotted with large and small purple arabesques.