Cava La Beola di Monte
The quarry is located in a particularly sunny area protected from the northerly winds: the favourable climate permits uninterrupted extraction. The Beola di Monti has a recent history, only being opened in 2009 to quarry stone from a deposit that in the past had been active for over 100 years. The extracted material is the highly prized Beola Argentata or Silver Gneiss.
Beolas are part of the orthogneiss family, metamorphic rocks of a light grey colour and strongly accentuated foliation, specifically they are granitic orthogneiss. Thanks to their schistosity, they were used in antiquity as roofing material and for fireplaces for cooking. The word beola derives from the placename Beura where the rock has been extracted since the year 1000. This is the Val d’Ossola version of the pioda roof tile in serpentine schist from the Valtellina. Beola argentata is used with great success in the construction and furnishings industries.
How to reach us
Malpensa Airport is around 95 km away. There is a shuttle service to Domodossola.
Malpensa – Domodossola Shuttle
Novara – Domodossola line
Milan – Domodossola line
Domodossola – Montecrestese
The public autobus service does not cover all the usefull time slot to get easily to the festival area. We suggest to check in advance your itinerary to plan your travel at its best; you can use the official FB event to get in touch with other attendees and organize carpooling. On Sunday July 22nd it is available a shuttle service: from 10 am to 12 pm, only from NeXTones camping to Domodossola Train Station. By reservation only: email to firstname.lastname@example.org within Wednesday July 18th at the latest.
Piazza Matteotti, 23 – Domodossola
E62/SS 33 Sempione Crevoladossola – Montecrestese exit
Follow the signs for Montecrestese, having reached Pontetto turn left and head to Croppola where you will find the dedicated car parks.
There is a 200-metre walk from the car park to the quarry and we advise comfortable shoes and clothing.
GPS: Lat. 46.16122, Lng.8.325382. Google Maps