Carrara Marble Quarries Private Tours

3 hours private excursion by coach, by van or 4×4 to the Carrara marble quarries. 

All tours are on demand.

Admire one of the unique landscapes in the world and learn about the ancient and modern techniques used for 2000 years in the extraction and transport of marble.

Highlights

  • The tour is private and on request.
  • Duration of the tour about 3 hours.
  • Visit the marble quarries by stopping in safe places to see the quarries in full activity.
  • You will learn about the geology and the history of marble extraction and transportation, the stories of the quarry-men and the geology of the area.
  • Choose to complete the tour by visiting the underground quarry, a sculpture workshops, Carrara town center or Colonnata home of the famous lard.
  • Stopping at panoramic points to take unforgettable pictures.
  • Free time for a possible visit to the marble souvenir shops.

In order to make the excursion a full day experience, you can choose to adding one/two of these experiences:

  • Visit the town of Colonnata with a tasting of its famous Lardo.
  • Visit a sculpture studio (in working days) to see the marble craftsmen at work and learn techniques and tools used to sculpt marble.
  • Visit the historic center of Carrara, the city of marble. During the guided tour you will realize how many things have been done with local marble, a stone suitable for construction and sculpture.