When we talk about pink granite, a distinction must be made based on the origin between national granites and imported granites.
Among the granites extracted in Italy we have the Pink Granite of Baveno, with a medium-large homogeneous grain and a uniform pink color that comes from the renowned town of Baveno, in the province of Verbania-Cusio-Ossola on the Piedmontese shore of Lake Maggiore.
We have illustrious examples of this rock in architecture: from the columns of the counter-façade of the Cathedral to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, the Mole Antonelliana in Turin, the Christopher Columbus monument in New York as well as various other illustrious examples.
The pink granites extracted from the quarries of Sardinia are very famous. Among these, a leading role is played by Rosa Beta, which in 2019 was included in the world list of 22 stones that have had a strong impact on history, culture and architecture beyond the borders of origin and which are currently extracts.
Rosa beta has a medium homogeneous grain with grey-white dots and pinkish bows.
It is uniform and is an extremely reliable material, with a very competitive price and available in large quantities and in large slabs and therefore easy to work with.
Also in Sardinia, Rosa Limbara is extracted, a granite of medium homogeneous grain: on a dotted gray background it has brick pink crystals which can be more or less intense depending on the place of extraction and with characteristics of resistance and durability very similar to pink beta.