In the sixteenth century in Venice arose the art of “Venetian floors” made of crushed pottery that were technically called “terraces”. Even the masters of this ancient art could not imagine the echo of this idea in later centuries. In fact, most of the finest palaces were embellished with these poor mate-rials.
To date, although the origins are Venetian, you can find this kind of floor almost everywhere. In Genoa it acquires its own characteristics for the style of the decorations made of marble mosaic. (“Marble grit floor “alla Genovese”).