Itinerary B
Val di Noto

[3]The difference between marble and lava stone

differenza tra il marmo e la pietra lavicaMarble and lava stone, which have very different physical and aesthetic characteristics, are the two most common materials in the construction of the Cathedral of Sant’Agata (St. Agatha).
This contrast, which is already perceptible to the naked eye, becomes immediately clear when touching the materials: the marble is smooth and cold, and the lava stone porous and warm.