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Welcome to Carrara UNESCO site for creativity


Ciao, I am Umberto Cattani owner of CTTours and for 17 years I've been doing the tourist guide in Carrara and its province, it is my full time occupation that I do with commitment and passion read more...
Carrara creative city

Carrara marble quarries private tours - Small groups

Carrara marble quarries gourmet tour

Lardo di Colonnata (pork's backfat)Guided itinerary of Carrara marble mines, Colonnata and Carrara town center.

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Carrara marble quarries and sculpting class

Carrara marble sculpting classFull day guided sightseeing of the marble caves and carving lesson in a workshop of sculpture.

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Carrara marble quarries for architects and designers

Carrara marble inlay worksGuided sightseeing of the marble caves and the manufacturing workshops.

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Carrara marble quarries and sculpture studio private tour

Carrara marble quarries, Umberto and one of his guestsGuided sightseeing of the marble caves and visit of a workshop of sculpture.

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Carrara marble quarries private tours - Large groups

Itineraries by coach with length up to 12,50 meters to the Carrara marble quarries

coaches up to 1250

Guided visits of Carrara marble caves for groups traveling with a coach maximum m. 12,50 long.

Expert lead excursions discovering the marble civilization: Carrara marble quarries, the town center, the sculpture ateliers, Colonnata and its lardo (Slow Food presidium).

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Itineraries by coach exceeding 12,50 meters length to the Carrara marble quarries

carrara marble quarries with coach longer that 12,50 meters

Guided walks of Carrara marble caves for groups traveling with a coach longer than 12,50 meters.

Local expert guide sightseeing to discover the marble mines and Carrara town center, the sculpture studios, Colonnata and its lardo (Slow Food presidium).

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Carrara and the world of marble

The ancient Romans started 2000 years ago the excavation and manufactoring of this white and shiny stone, after them many others followed their footsteps up to those valleys to find and learn more about marble.
Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Donatello, Michelangelo, Bernini, and generations of architects, scultors and designers used this unique stone for their works of art.

Look right into your town, there is certainly something made out of Carrara marble! If so, please send me a picture of it.

Tourist Information

Here you find more information about Carrara, the marble quarries and its territory. Learn how to get to Carrara, what is worth visited, free itinerary and picture of the hightlights. Read more........

Tourist guides

Guided walks in Carrara and the marble quarries. Tourist guides for arge groups available for expert lead tours of Carrara town center, the marble quarries, workshop of sculpture and the marble villages. Read more..........

Tours by coach

Large groups traveling by coach are welcome in Carrara, just read carefully the options arranged according to the dimension of your coach and choose the relative itinerary matching your wishes and needs. Read more.........

Tours by minivan

These are the tours suitable for individuals and small groups. Lead by extert driver-guides these tours allow to visit the marble quaries, the workshop of sculpture, Carrara town center and the marble villages. Read more.........

Guided walks in Carrara - Cinque Terre - Florence - Portofino

Carrara marble mines by minivan

Carrara marble mines by minivan

Private sightseeing for individuals and small groups of the marble mines, Carrara town centers, workshops of art. Your English speaking driver-guide will take you discovering this unique venue telling you more about the history of excavation and transportation of marble.

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Carrara marble mines by coach

Carrara marble mines by coach

Itineraries available for large groups of tourists including the marble quarries, Carrara town center, workshops of sculpture. According to the dimensions of your coach find the best option matching your needs and wishes.

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La Spezia and Cinque Terre

La Spezia and Cinque Terre

Welcome to the Cinque Terre (UNESCO site) here find several ideas for spending one or more days in the area: private tours for individuals and small groups together with other itineraires suitable for large groups coming by coach. Shore escursions for cruisers are available too.

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Florence and Tuscany

Florence and Tuscany

CTTtours operates even in Florence and Tuscany, please see our proposals about guided walks in Florence or private excursions in the countryside, wine tasting in the Chianti wineries or exploring oher towns like Siena and San Gimignano.

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Portofino and Italian Riviera

Portofino and Italian Riviera

Portofino and the Italian Riviera are located in the Liguria, one of the twenty Italian regions situated by the sea in the north west of Italy,  the coastal area stretches from Cinque Terre all the way to Genoa. The most famous venues are Portofino, Santa Margherita, Camogli, Sestri Levante.

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Tourist information

This is my personal page for collecting travel information about Carrara and the marble mines. I wish it becomes a useful tourist info point for travelers who like to come to Carrara, visit its marble caves, know more of the town and its territory, taste local specialties.

In this tourist information page you find also a free itinerary to download for exploring the area with your own car. Read more
CTTtours joined the TRAVEL SAFELY with NCC project

CTTtours joined the TRAVEL SAFELY with NCC project

Dear Client,

Any time you hire a chauffeur service (rented vehicle with driver) remember to check that they are an authorized N.C.C. (Noleggio Con Conducente).

An authentic N.C.C. will bear a distinctive plaque on the rear bumper of the vehicle, bearing the number of their license and the name of the municipality that granted it, and will display the initials "N.C.C." in the windshield.

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