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Carrara Marble Quarries Tour 4x4 Off Road Trip in Tuscany, stop Pisa & Wine Tour
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Carrara Marble Quarries Tour 4x4 Off Road Trip in Tuscany, stop Pisa & Wine Tour

Don’t miss this opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Michaelangelo on a day tour to the marble quarries of Carrara. Learn about the history of marble extraction, enjoy views of the Apuan Alps and stop in the charming Tuscan town of Pietrasanta.<br>Lunch can be in Pisa or Lucca or we can suggest a beautiful wine farm if you are wine lovers.<br>Discover the history of marble extraction in Carrara.<br>Enjoy amazing views of the Apuan Alps<br>The tour begins in the stunning Apuan Alps, home to one of the most precious building materials in the world - the Marble of Carrara. Since the time of the ancient Romans, this beautiful white marble has been extracted and utilized for artworks all over the world, including Michaelangelo’s masterpiece David (which can be seen in the Accademia Gallery in Florence).<br>With a friendly, local driver/guide you will have the opportunity to visit one of the many quarries of the Tuscan region and witness how marble extraction was accomplished in the past.
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review May 2020
Manresa, Spain8,032 contributions729 helpful votes
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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)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ania H wrote a review Mar 2020
Biedrusko, Poznan, Poland506 contributions111 helpful votes
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...
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Date of experience: July 2019
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www69 wrote a review Jan 2020
Michigan83 contributions89 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
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abs1950 wrote a review Oct 2019
nyc18 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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NemoWolfe wrote a review Sep 2019
Province of Massa Carrara, Italy96 contributions61 helpful votes
History, legend, economy, folk, life art, love, so many experiences that u can feel when visiting Carrara and the Mountain.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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