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Marble Caves of Carrara

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Address: 54033, Carrara, Italy
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Famous for their white marble, these caves in the Apua Mountains serve as...

Famous for their white marble, these caves in the Apua Mountains serve as studios of stone sculpting and bronze art, where famous artists and sculptors from all over the world come to work.

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A beautiful cave system

The caves are a great place to visit: the trip there is already exciting, the roads leading up high into the hills and mountains, close to the sea, offering spectacular views at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2016
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

The caves are a great place to visit: the trip there is already exciting, the roads leading up high into the hills and mountains, close to the sea, offering spectacular views at some points. The caves themselves are well lit up and the visitors roads are well worked out so one can enjoy fully the unique views.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip! The drive to and from the mountain is worth the trip itself. Guides were very friendly and provided a lot of great information.

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The tour of the marble quarries of Carrara was interesting. The quarry inside the mountain was huge and well worth seeing. However, you are in one of the most beautiful areas of the world, so don't spend too much time on this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Marmo tours provided the transport and English Speaking guide for this trip right inside the mountain of the Fantscriiti quarry.Already awed by the trip up to this,it was even more awe inspiring to enter into the great chamber and don hard hats to tour around with our very knowledgable English speaking guide.Every thing was clearly explained,the history,the ownership,the working methods... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

The incredible Apuan Alps take one by surprise, with their high mountain profile at relatively low altitudes and especially with their snow-white peaks and valleys in every season. The snow is in fact marble, the precious rock that continues being extracted from the flanks of the mountains and carried down in large blocks to be used by sculptors and architects... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

What a great experience going up and through the mountains stunning views. The tour guide was excellent with the tour telling the history of the mountains the English language was very well spoken.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We were both very nervous about the height, steepness, etc. of the roads......and it was a white knuckle ride, but totally worth it! Our driver and guide, Gabriele, made us all really comfortable. His enthusiasm for the history and workings of the quarries was impressive, as were his driving skills! This will end up being one of the highlights of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We visited Carara and the caves with our car, the marble of Carara is so white so beautiful, I think the nicest of the world. Here all the world make commands of beautiful marble; is impressionant to see this big white stones and the white mountain where workers has a very difficult and a dangerous job. All my admiration !

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Amazing mountains and caves of marble, and in Italy, where such beautiful sculptures and art have been carved from these slabs for thousands of years.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Some of the greatest art of the world was chosen from the incredible mountains of marble here. Take the tour and learn how the process of selecting and mining the world's finest marble has evolved over the centuries. The scale of this place alone is overwhelming, and seeing entire mountains being hauled away is more than a bit daunting. Will... More 

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