This exquisite Italian marble is quarried in large quantities in the Apuan Alps in glorious Tuscany. On close inspection, sections of this gray marble resemble the peaks and valleys of the Alps. Bardiglio is often called “dove marble” because its bluish-gray hue resembles the coloring of pigeon wings. This fine-grained marble with , blue-gray with darker bands, flecks and streaks, was used as early as the first century BC by the Romans to line baths and for sidewalks.