The “Cava di Montemerano,” as it is commonly called, is located in between the Terme of Saturnia and the ancient Tuscan village of Montemerano, a hamlet of Manciano. Journey through the beautiful hills Montemerano which, thanks to the economic boom of the period, prospered and expanded.

The Cava was established in the early '50s when Ente Maremma technicians discovered the travertine deposits in Loc. Poggio Crostoli and initiated activity with Montemerano srl which thanks to the economic boom of the period, prospered and expanded, employing over 150 people and providing travertine for buildings spread throughout the entire Tyrrhenian coast from La Spezia to Cannes.

The Cava has recently changed hands between private and state ownership (AMMI,ENI) and for a time was part of the IMEG of Viareggio, the worlds largest company of Carrara marble. It has now been acquired by an international partnership, forming Saturnia Travertini Italia srl. With an exceptional management team combined with the decades of expertise and experience of our production team, Saturnia Travertini Italia represents vision, professionalism and the highest standards of quality. Our values, combined with the undeniable and acclaimed beauty of the travertine that the Cava has long been known for, make Saturnia Travertini Italia a reliable and trustworthy partner forging a global reputation.

The beauty and versatility of the travertine of the Cava di Montemerano are renown on the international stage, testified to by the numerous international projects which have used its stone. These projects include a number of the French Riviera palaces, the Palace of the President of the Republic of Cameroon, the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, the Pasadema Tower, the Palace of the German Community of Leopoldstrasse in Monaco, the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh and the University of Copenhagen, not to mention many exquisite projects in private villas spread around the world.

Our Community

We take great pride in knowing that our quarry is an anchor of our local community. Our employees have worked at the Cava for many years, some stretching back to the days when the Cava di Travertino first opened, having honed their skills over a lifetime to become truly undisputed local masters of their craft. Our products are not merely manufactured but are crafted as expressions of pride by the region and its people - a tradition that has been passed down over generations. Come and visit us, we invite you to see for yourselves.

Our Management Team

Dr. Waithe has a doctorate in Engineering and has had a successful career working both for large investment banks and system integrators. He is responsible for strategy and financing of the business.



Michel, a Doctor of Civil Engineering qualified in both France and Italy, has over 20 years experience in the construction industry managing large scale projects. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the quarry's production.



Valentin is a graduate in Construction Engineering. He has worked for 15 years in real estate and construction focused on luxury construction projects with a particular specialization in natural stone and marble building materials.


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