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“best tour in italy”

CTTours - Carrara Marble Quarries private tours
Ranked #2 of 9 Tours in Carrara
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Guided tours at the world's largest marble basins, know more about the marble civilization visiting: Carrara marble quarries, quarrymen's villages, Carrara historical center, workshops of art, marble laboratories.- Private guided tours for small groups - Half and full day guided tours for larger groups
2 reviews
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“best tour in italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

this was by far the highlight of our trip to Italy, our guide was passionate and knowledgeable, we saw history (Micheangelos quarries), action (40 degree steep roads) and also breathtaking views. the experience is unforgettable. we were in a sea on Carrara marble, and it was being extracted before our own eyes. don't miss it.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego
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3 reviews
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“Awesooommmeee!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

We went to see the marble queries and it was the most spectacular thing EVER!!! Umberto was our tour guide and he explained everything in great detail and really knew about the subject. He made it one of the best tours we've ever been on. I have 6 kids and Umberto managed to keep their attention the whole time. Out of all the tours we did, this was definitely our favorite!

Visited July 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Cave di Marmo di Carrara - Martine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

5 ladies from all diffentent countries (Canada, America, Austria, Belgium, Italy) had a wonderful time visiting the 'cave di marmo di Carrara'. We saw and learned a lot about how people work there, about the different types of marble. It was really a very interesting day, we not only saw people working in the quarries but we also visited some studios. We will also thank Umberto Cattani our very capable and nice tourguide who teached us a lot (the whole process) and who was a very good driver in the mountains and very attentive for all our wishes.Thank you very much Umberto !!!
An excursion more than worth wile !!!

Visited May 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
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“Highlight of Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

The highlight of our trip to Tuscany was the tour of Carrara. We began with the processing plant where we saw artists at work and were even able to try our hand at carving a statue. Umberto explained the process of grading , selling, and shipping the marble. The sixteen-blade saw was very interesting. Then we headed up into the mountain for breathtaking views. Standing inside the mine and watching the big tractors work was an unbelievable experience. Umberto was able to take us up close and give us fascinating facts about how marble is quarried. He had a vast amount of knowledge about the history of Carrara and the artists who have used this marble. Umberto was able to give us access to areas not generally seen by tourists which made our half-day the best, most interesting and informative tour in all our time in Italy.

Visited October 2011
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Ocean City, Maryland
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10 reviews
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“The Best Tour of Le Cave Di Marmo di Carrara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

Umberto gave us a tour of Le Cave Di Marmo in Cararra. This tour was the best tour we had on our trip to Italy. Umberto's knowledge of the Marmo Carrara is what made the tour great.
Interacting with Delfo the sculptor and the owner of the Marmo Quarry was some of the highlights of the tour.
We did not expect to see as much as we got to see. Just thinking about being in the same Mountain that Michelangelo went to get his Marmo for his greatest masterpieces was unbelievable. We definitely recommend this tour.
Thanks for the great time Umberto.

Visited November 2011
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