Carrara UNESCO site for the Creative Cities in Marble crafts.
Discover the unique world of Carrara marble, by exploring the quarries in 4×4 or in a minivan; by visiting an authentic workshop of sculpture and watch the marble artisan at work; discover the beauties of Carrara the town entirely built of marble; taste the local specialties in Colonnata, the oldest quarry-men village.
Carrara was built at the bottom of its marble mountains, it is located along the coast of northern Tuscany next to the boundary of Liguria region. Behind Carrara, the three main marble valleys disclose themselves: Colonnata, Miseglia and Torano which take the name from their main villages.
The ancient Romans started 2000 years ago and after them generations of quarry-men with enormous efforts, hard work and sweat spent their lives facing daily these harsh mountains (called Alpi Apuane) for excavation this white shiny stone.
The Carrara marble has been used by Michelangelo, Bernini, Canova, and many many other sculptors and architects who loved to build or carve with this unique stone their masterpieces. Lately, Carrara has been included by UNESCO in the list of Creative Cities due to the longtime tradition in the sculpting of marble.
We offer a wide variety of tours and activities for large and small groups, for adults and children:
- Private 4×4 marble quarries tour.
- Carrara marble quarries coach tours.
- Visit of the marble workshops.
- Hiking tours on the marble mountains.
- Cycling tours in Carrara and surroundings