The origins of Cava Romana date back to the time of the Roman Empire. Historical documents testify to how the Aurisina marble was extensively used in Aquileia from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD and to create monumental works such as the Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna.


Reactivated in 1845, under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Cava Romana began its industrial development, participating in the urban renewal of cities such as Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Munich, and Trieste. It significantly contributed to the construction of grand monumental works, such as the Milan Central Station, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Trieste, and the Vienna Opera House.


Throughout its history, Cava Romana has seen various changes in ownership. From 1891 to 1920, the entrepreneur Hans Wildi from Trieste held control; subsequently, the management passed to the Villasanta family, who shared it with Her Royal Highness Irene of Savoy, Duchess of Aosta, until 1947 when Giuseppe Sonzogno became the owner.


The Sonzogno family maintained control of the business until 2022 when then the management was taken over by the Pizzul family, who currently own it.


The Pizzul family, operating since 1876 in Aurisina, has a long entrepreneurial history in the marble and natural stone market.


Currently, thanks to the international vision of the new management, Aurisina marbles adorn the most prestigious buildings in cities such as London, New York, Mexico City, Tel Aviv, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Seoul, Taiwan, and Jakarta.