Marble Caves of Carrara

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Marble Caves of Carrara
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Caverns & Caves
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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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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,279 contributions
Very nice and interesting real marble caves
Aug 2019 • Family
Marble Caves of Carrara diferents caves located in this well-known city, not so far from Pisa, in Italy. We came here to visit any of the caves and we could enter in two of them: Cantera di Colonata, a real cave at free-air, where you can see, where the marble stones are extracted since Roman Period. Very interesting place for history-lovers and scientist-lovers.
Also, after we visited in a guided tour the Cantera di Fantiscritti, where you enter in a real cave and you can see it, while a guide explain us the place. So different, so interesting. We came here with my daughter 3 years old in August-2019, and she like playing in the zone.
(See also Cava Museo Fantiscritti and Cava di Marmo al Coperto di Fantiscritti)
Written May 9, 2020
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Ania H
Biedrusko, Poznan, Poland506 contributions
Master of disaster
Jul 2019
It was bizzare feeling getting there. We had enjoying our trip in Land Rover with Mr Big (funny and crazy). On the other hand looking at the mountains that are so broken is rather sad. Maybe it's good to go there and see how is damage is a human for nature...
Written March 22, 2020
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www69
Michigan84 contributions
Unique quarry tour
Jan 2020 • Family
Very unique tour inside the working quarries of Carrara marble. Tour stopped at 4 quarries for detailed explanation in English for our family. Tour highly recommended
Written January 6, 2020
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abs1950
nyc18 contributions
Unique day trip in Tuscany
Oct 2019
On the flight to Italy we watch a move about Michelangelo and got inspired to visit a marble quarry. I was surprised to find a Viatour outing that fit our plan perfectly. This seems to be very popular with European tourist and there were several jeeps on the tour with us. No one we had spoken to that had been to Tuscany had ever mentioned seeing this sight- well worth it- First it's in the north of Tuscan and a different terrain and landscape, and seeing how marble is quarried now and in the time of Michelangelo was really a unique opportunity. On the way, stop in the town of Pietrasanta which is an artist workshop area and a lovely town.
Written October 27, 2019
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NemoWolfe
Province of Massa Carrara, Italy97 contributions
Great experience
Sep 2019
History, legend, economy, folk, life art, love, so many experiences that u can feel when visiting Carrara and the Mountain.
Written September 29, 2019
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Alexander P
Cambridge, UK931 contributions
Underground tour
Sep 2019
In addition to surface tour you can also do a tour of an underground quarry -- an dit is definitely worth it. Unique acoustics and a lot to learn about marble.
Written September 23, 2019
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Emanuela Persig
Zurenborg, Antwerpen, Belgium47 contributions
Outstanding
Oct 2018
Beside the outstanding view, it is possible to visit the caves inside and have an idea of the work behind. Also very interesting the "lizzatura" not to miss!
Written September 4, 2019
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gloria j
Plymouth, UK26 contributions
marble marvellous
Jun 2019
on a tour with Travelsphere we visited the marble museum and quarry in Carrara. what an experience to go right inside the mountain and discover how the mine works. safety clothes and helmets provided along with transport on jeeps to get right inside the mountain. The shimmering marble is a spectacular sight and is used in sculpture today as well as providing materials to create the most remarkable building in Ancient Rome.outside there is a display of sculptures along with a shop which sells marble souvenirs. from a distance the mountains look as if they are covered in snow but only on drawing near can you see that it is the marble instead. not knowing anything about this most interesting sight i would recommend a visit to everyone who is travelling in this part of Italy. Certainly worth a half day out of anyone's holiday.
Written August 17, 2019
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1karolek
Gdansk, Poland30 contributions
marble hills !
Jul 2019
just only drive a little by own car ..by public road in marble area. it beauty arouse respect !
especially recommend .
Written August 13, 2019
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Morten_svensen_paa_tur
Oslo, Norway5 contributions
Vacation in Toscana
Jul 2019 • Friends
Ended up with an insider who made the difference between interesting and entertaining!! Thanks to “the chief” who made this an amazing experience!
Morten
Written July 25, 2019
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