Marble Caves of Carrara
Marble Caves of Carrara
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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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boruthedog
Co Kildare183 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
These fascinating quarries are where Michelangelo used to source his marble for his masterpieces in Florence and Rome. The caves offer two types of tours up and down the quarries in 4WD cars. Our tour (the longer one) takes you into the mountain to visit an underground mine. The roads getting up there for almost as good as the quarries themselves and the views were just stupendous.

It was à fascinating experience, and the guide was both friendly and informative.
Written 22 July 2023
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gillian w
Dorset, UK61 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Incredible, we didn't get to the caves as too early, but incredible views, nature at its best ! We met some fabulous people at local workers cafe, fantastic, have us a history of carrara mines! Amazing
Written 24 February 2023
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Roberto
Austria372 contributions
Jun 2022
Arrival is possible on normal roads. The mining is impressive. It is definitely worth visiting the small museum - entrance fee only 3 EUR. There is also the possibility of a tour but what stopped me is to drive through a tunnel in my own car and follow a car. Because of the heavy dust I refrained from it.
Written 8 June 2022
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dapper777
Monaco32,675 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
To visit the wonderful Colonnata, Torano and Fantiscritti basins it is necessary to go by bus to the Check Point where groups can collect the 'pass'.

The Apuan Alps are marble mountains, rich in those marble quarries, the most famous being those of Carrara, which have become an authentic treasure for a territory which, thanks to them, has become famous throughout the world.
The magic of the quarries opens up like a vision.
You enter the heart of the mountain to touch the raw material preferred by artists such as Michelangelo and Canova.
If you want to get right up, on top of the mountains, then it is advisable to book the jeep tour.
Written 21 October 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,475 contributions
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 9 May 2020
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Ania
Poznan, Poland550 contributions
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 22 March 2020
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Michigan90 contributions
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 6 January 2020
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NemoWolfe
Province of Massa Carrara, Italy97 contributions
Sept 2019
History, legend, economy, folk, life art, love, so many experiences that u can feel when visiting Carrara and the Mountain.
Written 29 September 2019
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Alexander P
Cambridge, UK949 contributions
Sept 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 23 September 2019
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Emanuela Persig
Zurenborg, Antwerpen, Belgium51 contributions
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 4 September 2019
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