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Carrara Marble

Visit the historic quarries in Tuscany

Visit the spectacular Apuan Alps to get to know one of the most precious marbles in the world. The experience includes a guided tour of a quarry where ancient and modern methods for the extraction of marble will be explained, more than 2000 years of history of the quarries where Michelangelo would personally choose the blocks for his masterpieces. Afterwards, stop in Colonnata to taste and learn the secrets of the production of the famous local lardo. Finally, visit a sculpture workshop where a craftsman will explain "the art of removing" to give life to marble objects and statues.

Where: Carrara (transfer from/to hotel included)
Duration: about 7 hours, available upon request

The use of marble quarries of the Apuan Alps dates back as far as the Iron Age. This area is something incredible, no photo can fully make you feel what you experience when you are surrounded by these tall, white and gleaming mountains.

Carrara Marble is found in all the most important museums, palaces and churches in Italy, and it was sculpted by the greatest artists of history, such as Donatello, Michelangelo and Bernini.


For information and reservations:
Tel +39 0187 777751

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