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The pure white marble from Carrara’s quarries has been used since Roman times for everything from landmarks like the Pantheon to Renaissance sculptures like Michelangelo’sDavid. Take a guided tour through the massive underground caverns and open-air quarries and see where this stone has been mined for centuries.

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Viale Xx Settembre, Carrara, Tuscany
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Carrara: Exclusive Marble Cave Jeep Tour Adventure

Carrara: Exclusive Marble Cave Jeep Tour Adventure

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Journey deep into the jagged world of the Carrara marble quarries on this 4WD adventure. Exploring with a guide in a group no larger than six, discover the “white gold” that built the Pantheon and Michelangelo’s David. Learn about ancient and modern excavation techniques at a historic quarry; tour an open sky quarry, a terraced quarry, and an underground quarry; and taste the local marble-aged cold cut, “lardo di Colonnata”.
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  • 2 hours 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.88
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$68.88

Fully-Day Private Tour to Cinque Terre from Florence

Fully-Day Private Tour to Cinque Terre from Florence

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Visit Cinque Terre, Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed collection of five cliffside villages, on this private day trip from Florence. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the charm and beauty of this coastal region, with stops in Manarola, Vernazza, and Corniglia. Admire the spectacular scenery made up of terraced hills and endless sea views; have time to browse local shops and walk along colorful streets; and take a scenic drive along the coastal road. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include an additional stop in the Tuscan city of Pisa.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$729.48
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Tour of the Carrara quarries and artistic laboratories of Pietrasanta

Tour of the Carrara quarries and artistic laboratories of Pietrasanta

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A spectacular view of the Apuan Alps and a breathtaking tour. The tour includes a guided tour with a 4x4 Jeep of open pit quarries, to observe the modern machinery used today for excavation and learn the methods of extraction, but above all to relive the history of the white blocks of the most famous marble in the world. After the quarry tour, you can visit the village of Colonnata, where you can taste and buy local products in the shops that animate the small village. The tour includes a visit to an ancient Larderia with illustrations of production and storage techniques in typical marble basins. In the afternoon, we will head to Pietrasanta, the world center of artistic marble processing, but also of other artistic products, such as mosaic and metal sculptures. We will visit some art workshops and experience the thrill of witnessing the live realization of the works. The tour will continue to discover the historic center of Pietrasanta.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.83
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Carrara Marble and Colonnata Lard Tasting Private Tour from Forte Dei Marmi

Carrara Marble and Colonnata Lard Tasting Private Tour from Forte Dei Marmi

After meeting your professional driver at your accommodation, you’ll be driven in a 4×4 to the famed Carrara Marble quarries. Carrara, located in the Tuscan region, harbors one of the most prominent marble quarries in Europe. Carrara marble is used throughout the world for a variety of purposes, and it has been dubbed “white gold” in several publications. From the first quarries, you’ll make your way to the Apuan Alps, a mountain range in the north of Tuscany. There, you’ll visit one of the region’s ancient quarries, as harsh conditions and erosion turned the surrounding mountains into the very Carrara marble for which the city is known.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$626.16
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Carrara Marble: discover the history of the famous white gold

Carrara Marble: discover the history of the famous white gold

Carrara was born in the foothills of the Apuan Alps and it’s considered the world capital of marble at date. World famous Carrara marble is still extracted from the quarries of Apuan Alps, each year tens of millions of tons of marble and other hard stones are mined and processed. In a Land Rover Defender, along narrow and windy gravel roads, we will reach the highest point of the marble caves. This experience will allow you to see the modern machinery used for marble excavation and to understand the techniques used during the different steps. Then, heading to the second valley, we will stop on the way for a glass of refreshing Prosecco, before visiting the second cave underground. Once you will be accompanied back to the starting point, a full Tuscan lunch based on local specialties combined with Lardo di Colonnata tasting IGP, will be the best way to end up with this delightful day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.70
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Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from Siena

Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from Siena

- Follow in the Master's footsteps as you trace Michelangelo's tracks to the marble quarries of Carrara. Carrara is where he went (250 miles was no small feat then) to hand pick his marble for his Pieta' and from which came the marble for, yes, the David. - Nowhere in the world is like the "Cinque Terre" or "Five Lands", two of which are included in this tour; Vernazza and Manarola. These quaint, colorful seaside towns combine with the blues and greens in nature to create a stunning, scenic palette. Take this all in with both walks around town and a drive down a panoramic road. The entire area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. - Enjoy typical Tuscan cuisine in Colonnata, world renowned home of Lardo di Colonnata, a local delicacy of pork fat aged in marble vats. Contact me to plan your private, customized culinary-sightseeing tour in Tuscany together!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$459.19
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$459.19
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Livorno Private Shore Excursion to Pietrasanta and the Carrara Marble Quarries

Livorno Private Shore Excursion to Pietrasanta and the Carrara Marble Quarries

Livorno is the gateway to northern Italy and this private full-day shore excursion ensures you maximize your time and enjoy an itinerary tailor-made for you. Explore the artist’s town of Pietrasanta and visit the Carrara marble quarries, where Michelangelo sourced the stone for his sculptures, then indulge in a wine tasting at a Colli di Luni vineyard. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$709.65
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Lucca Private Day Trip to Pietrasanta and the Cararra Marble Quarries
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Lucca Private Day Trip to Pietrasanta and the Cararra Marble Quarries

A personalised private tour from Lucca exploring the Carrara marble quarries, the sculpture town of Pietrasanta for the discerning traveller seeking an authentic Italian experience on a small group tour with only the very best of English speaking driver guides. You will tour in comfort and style in a top of the range Mercedes minivan or sedan discovering Italy 'close up' as you travel into the heart of this incredible artistic area. Explore the open-air museum of Pietrasanta, follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Michelangelo, and delve into a sumptuous quarryman's lunch in the little village of Colonnata!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$626.16
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PRIVATE tour in Carrara marble quarries with 4x4 vehicles

PRIVATE tour in Carrara marble quarries with 4x4 vehicles

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Carrara marble is among the most prized in the world, used to create masterpieces from Rome's ancient Pantheon to Michelangelo's "David". Learn how this white stone is extracted from the mountains outside Carrara with this private quarry tour at the historic Cava Romana. Board a Jeep to explore the massive open-air quarries and underground mines, plus learn about the local “lardo di Colonnata” delicacy and its tie to Carrara marble.
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  • 2 hours 25 minutes
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Private Day Trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence

Private Day Trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence

Enjoy free time to stroll the winding streets or take a swim at the picturesque beaches. And don't forget to taste the regional specialties with a sciacchetrà or limoncello tasting.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$720.09
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$720.09
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Private Tour Carrara Marble Caves, Pietrasanta and Pisa from Carrara Port

Private Tour Carrara Marble Caves, Pietrasanta and Pisa from Carrara Port

After the meeting at the ship, we will drive toward to the Caves of Carrara!!! Here you will enjoy the beauties of the white famous Carrara Marble and the visit of the quarry! We will drive to Pietrasanta... Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Pietrasanta is part of Versilia, on the last foothills of the Apuan Alps. The town has Roman origins and part of the Roman wall still exists. The medieval town was founded in 1255 upon the pre-existing "Rocca di Sala" fortress of the Lombards by Luca Guiscardo da Pietrasanta, from whom it got its name. Pietrasanta was at its height a part of the Republic of Genoa (1316–1328). We will drive to Pisa, known in the world for its famous Leaning Tower ( it's not the only one!)... Piazza dei cavalieri and then we will drive back to the port.
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  • 8 hours
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$730.52
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Private Tour of Pisa , Pietrasanta and Carrara Marble from Livorno

Private Tour of Pisa , Pietrasanta and Carrara Marble from Livorno

After the meeting at the ship, we will drive toward to the Caves of Carrara!!! Here you will enjoy the beauties of the white famous Carrara Marble and the visit of the quarry! We will drive to Pietrasanta... Pietrasanta is a town and comune on the coast of northern Tuscany in Italy, in the province of Lucca. Pietrasanta is part of Versilia, on the last foothills of the Apuan Alps. The town has Roman origins and part of the Roman wall still exists. The medieval town was founded in 1255 upon the pre-existing "Rocca di Sala" fortress of the Lombards by Luca Guiscardo da Pietrasanta, from whom it got its name. Pietrasanta was at its height a part of the Republic of Genoa (1316–1328). We will drive to Pisa, known in the world for its famous Leaning Tower ( it's not the only one!)... Piazza dei cavalieri and then we will drive back to the port.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$720.09
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