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Shore excursion from Livorno to Carrara marble quarries and Pisa

carrara marbler quarries aerial view

Minivan cruise shore trip to Carrara marble quarries and Pisa from Livorno.

Explore the unbelievable marble mountains in Carrara, admire unique scenarios traveling up to 1000 metres altitude.

Learn more about the excavation and transportation of marble since the Roman age until now, visit the open cast and underground marble quarries, experience local flavors and finish the day by “holding up” the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

group of people visiting the underground quarry


  • Tour of the marble quarries with private driver***
  • Learn more about 2000 years of excavation and transportation of marble.
  • Visit outdoor and underground quarries.
  • Light lunch in Colonnata, old quarry men village.
  • Free time in Pisa in the Leaning Tower square.


Meet your driver at the cruise facility in Livorno and depart to Carrara, the world’s largest marble area. Upon arrival, move into the local guide’s van and head to the marble valleys.

Here marble has been extracted throughout 2000 years and has been used for building and decorating churches, palaces and cities in Italy and around the world. Michelangelo, and many other sculptors and architects, loved and still love to use this white and shiny material for their works of art.

The itinerary includes the journey through the marble valleys, reaching almost 1000 meters altitude where enjoy unique scenarios and look at the quarries from close by.

Then move into an underground marble mine. Simply amazing! During the trip, your driver will tell you more about the methods used throughout 2000 years for the excavation and transportation of marble.

Colonnata, the oldest quarry-men’s village, is the place where a snack lunch will be served. This village is popular for its local delicacy ”Lardo” of Colonnata (cured pig’s back-fat in marble tubs) that will be served together with other cold cuts, cheese and pickles.

In the afternoon, on the way to Livorno, photo-stop in Pisa to admire the leaning tower (partly made of Carrara marble).

*** Drivers are fully authorized in accordance with the Italian law.

Pisa, the leaning tower in the miracles field.

Price € 225,00 per person based on 4 participants—If your party is bigger or smaller, Email us for a quote.


  • Private tour
  • Minimum #1 maximum #7 participants. 
  • Transportation: with pickup and dropoff in Livorno with English-speaking driver-guide 
  • Explanation of both ancient and modern methods of excavation and transportation of marble.
  • Entrance ticket to the underground quarry.
  • Snack lunch in Colonnata: typical cold cuts, cheeses, pickles, dessert, water, wine.
  • Gelato in Pisa.


  • Tips
  • Other extras not listed above


Tour details

  • Duration: 8  hours
  • Activity Level: light
  • Also Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.
Remember that we organize shore excursions from all the ports of the region:  Livorno, Carrara, La Spezia, Portovenere, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Genoa.

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