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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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The white mountains of marble

We hired a driver guide to explore the town of Carrara & then drive up into the mountains. What an experience. The town itself is amazing with the cemetery & wonderful marble post... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda C
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Manzanita, Oregon
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Manzanita, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hired a driver guide to explore the town of Carrara & then drive up into the mountains. What an experience. The town itself is amazing with the cemetery & wonderful marble post office but once you ascend into the mountains your breath is taken away by the sight. You have quite a drive around curves & steep slopes w/... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never fell in love like this at this place !!! I love white but this was amazing view i just wish to visit again

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Athens, Georgia
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

This is a must see for anyone curious of Art and the Art of Living. Highly recommended and fascinating...great place for a picnic and stellar photos! you will talk of this adventure for the rest of your life!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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