Lucca and Carrara Marble Tour – Private Shore Excursion from Livorno
After having met your driver at the cruiser terminal in Livorno (welcome sign with your name), sit back and enjoy your drive through the Tuscan countryside towards Lucca. At your arrival in Lucca, the Tuscany art town considered the birthplace of Romanic rich in architecture, you will have time to enjoy and climb the famous Guinigi Tower, the Duomo and enjoy a bike tour on the city wall. You have free time for Gelato in the famous Napoleon Square!
Carrara Marble Tour
Tour to the famouse quarries of carrara, where marble has been axtracted since the Roman time, including the blocks used by Michelangelo himself, as well Giotto, Donatello and Bernini( just to name a few ). Inspect the quarries and admire the breath taking views of the mediterranean sea. A nice lunch based on the famous “lardo di colonnata”, the traditional food eaten by the masons here for centuries, can be a nice opportunity to enjoy this part of Tuscany(lunch not included). We continue our tour and descend to the cost of Pietrasanta to admire a working marble studio and see where the stones are carved into magnificent works. Enjoy a guided visit of the historic center of Pietrasanta.
“This is virtually impossible to imagine until you see it with your own eyes” could be the better description for this specific destination. Carrara marble is known and highly appreciated all over the world. The Carrara marble caves reveal a completely different show from what we are used to see. The majesty of the Apuan Alps is already a breathtaking sight that pays the cost of the ticket. If you consider the impressiveness of the caves, this tour has all the characteristics of a rarity not to be missed.
007 was Here in 2008 - "007 Quantum of Solace" (2008), as the set of the spectacular car chase that opens the film, directed by Marc Forster and starring Daniel Craig.
Not enough for you? Come and try the famous Colonnata bacon …famous such the Michelangelo Bacon Breakfast !
Kind note: according the availability of the Carrara Marble Tour, the stop in Lucca will be before the Carrara Marble Tour or on the way back to La Spezia
After your tour, relax on the 70 minutes transfer back to your ship in La Spezia (Liguria Region).