The adventure of Guardini in the world of Lessinia stone began in the 1950s with brothers Delio and Danilo. Their first quarry, which is still active today, is located in Casalino in Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo.
Over time, other quarries, always located in the territory between Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo and Fumane, were added. The quarries are operated in rotation. The most important are the Gobbe quarry, the Lovare quarry, the Paradiso quarry, and the Gorgusello quarry.
The experience of two generations allows Guardini Pietre to extract and transform Lessinia stone and marble into any kind of creation – from small orders to big projects.
The company has established itself on the national and international market thanks to its ability to offer a product on which total control is guaranteed – from the extraction of the raw material right down to the finishing detail – the prerogative of a high-quality product, and the guiding principle of the company.
Versatile uses that could not remain confined to rural environments and which have found new uses since Roman times: paving, architraves, keystones, columns, monuments, balconies, and fountains – in Verona and beyond.
In particular, in the Romanesque and Renaissance period, this stone embellished masterpieces of religious architecture – the Basilica di San Marco in Venice, the Baptistery of Parma and the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore in Verona – with light and colour.
Little by little, and thanks to the river routes, the Lessinia stone came down from the mountain districts and spread throughout Italy. A treasure with white-pink reflections that the world has comes to know thanks to the work that craftsmen like the Guardini have been able to make out of this stone.
As the business expanded, the company headquarters also needed a new home and found it in new land purchased in Croce dello Schioppo.