The alabaster of Volterra is an evaporotic sedimentary rock of chalky origin. It is ductile and easy to shape; the processing requires commitment and skill and involves a real team of craftsmen who are dedicated to shaping objects of different shapes and sizes. So we have the squadratori, specialized in the production of square pieces, the tornitori who make circular or spherical objects, the ornatisti, masters of the bas-relief or high-relief, sculptors who control the base of drawings and, finally, employees in the finishing that gives at work the aesthetic details that distinguish it.
The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.