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27 Jun 2017
Travertine – petrified thermal water
“Lapis tiburtinus”, also called travertine, is the characteristic geological feature of the area around Bagno Vignoni. Over the millennia, the hot calcareous thermal waters have deposited enormous quantities of sintered tufa or – in its more compact state – travertine. A relative of the marble, the travertine has been a popular material for monuments and sculptures since the time of the ancient Romans. With its light colour and typical structure, it creates a warm, relaxing and at the same time elegant atmosphere.
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