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