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Carrara marble quarries

Carrara marble quarries tours

Discover the amazing world of Carrara marble, visit the marble quarries in 4×4 or in a minivan, try yourself sculpting or watch a marble sculpting demonstration in a local workshop, walk around Carrara the town built in marble, taste le local specialties in Colonnata, the oldest quarrymen 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 quarrymen 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

 

Carrara the Duomo

Carrara marble quarries, Colonnata and Carrara town

8 hours
Coach private full day tour of Carrara marble quarries, Colonnata quarrymens village and Carrara town center.
From€ 39
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Carrara bike tours

Carrara bike tours – Cycling tours in Carrara and surroundings

from 3 hours
Bicycle tours escorted by former professional cyclist to Carrara marble quarries, Gulf of Poets and Versilia shores.
From€ 45
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Carrara hiking tours – In the footsteps of the marble quarrymen

from 3/4 hours
Carrara trekking tour in the white marble mountains. Hike off the beaten paths, discover new trails, try a new experience.
From€ 48
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Carrara marble quarries panorama-2

Carrara marble quarries tour, town center, sculpture studio

8 hours
Coach private full day tour of the marble quarries, of Carrara town center and of a workshop of sculpture.
From€ 49
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Carrara marble quarries in 4x4

Carrara marble full immersion, 4×4 ride, underground quarry

8 hours
Coach full day tour, visit the underground quarry, 4×4 ride, visit of sculpture studio.
From€ 75
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Carrara marble quarries for food and wine lovers

7 hours
Minivan private half day tour with English speaking driver of Carrara marble mines, Colonnata and local winery.
From€ 150
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Carrara marble quarry, moving a marble block

La Spezia shore trip to Carrara marble quarries and Lerici

8 hours
Minivan private shore excursion from La Spezia and Portovenere with English speaking driver to Carrara marble mines.
From€ 160
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Carrara marble quarry, detaching a marble block

Livorno shore trip to Carrara marble quarries and Pisa

9 hours
Minivan cruise shore excursion from Livorno to Carrara marble quarries and Pisa.
From€ 175
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Learn more about sculpting Carrara marble

Carrara marble quarries tour and sculpting class

7 hours
Minivan full day private tour of Carrara marble quarries and sculpting class in a marble workshop.
From€ 220
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