Piano paesaggistico regionale (Regional landscape plan)

Marble and stone processing companies of the Parco delle Apuane area meet for the second time at MuSA to discuss the Regional Landscape Plan.
The coordinating committee of the stone companies of the Parco delle Apuane met once again at MuSA in the presence of a large number of working staff, artists, entrepreneurs, Regional Councilors, Mayors and trade union representatives and illustrious guests such as the Director of Confindustria Toscana, Sandro Bonaceto and Emilio Isgrò, one of the major world artists visiting the Apuan quarries. Companies and staff members, only partially satisfied with the current Territorial Master Plan (PIT Piano Indirizzo Territoriale) reiterated that they are open to further dialogue, but are requesting clarity, certainty, a future and job preservation.

“This is a territory that creates wealth but it is not acknowledged as such and is continuously victim of concentric attacks”. These are the words of Dr. Sandro Bonaceto, Director of Confindustria Toscana, illustrating the solidity of the stone processing industry: “The industry is not against nature, no one can say that the stone marble industry has destroyed nature. Statements that quarries export rough stone, or that the Apuan Alps are being torn down to make toothpaste are just lies”. Unfortunately, this is a combination that takes hold of those who do not know the work that stone processing companies perform in the mountains and in the plains area. This sort of insistence is based on ideas that are neither real nor justified. This is a field whose performances are important; President Rossi knows this well, just like he knows that this territory has always been characterized by an important production chain”. The theme discussed also saw interventions by the artists present, from young artist Mikayel Ohanjanyan to Maestro Renzo Maggi, who underscored that this is not a battle that concerns merits but rather rights. Even more comforting was the opinion of Maestro Emilio Isgrò who explained how, from his point of view, the companies are asking for reasonable issues and he surprised the room like the great man of art and culture that he is by leaving Pietrasanta and the Versilia area a splendid thought: “Centuries and thousands of years of tradition cannot be separated in one blow. We cannot sever the knot between Culture and Nature”

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