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

 

Private excursion to Carrara marble mines and marble carving lesson in a workshop of art. Know more about the geology of marble, its methods of excavation and transportation throughout 2000 years and make your own marble sculpture!

Tour details

Available: all year round. Since the itinerary partly involves working areas, could be subjected to modifications according to the working conditions of the visited venues. On Sundays and holidays, the itinerary could be modified.

Type of tour: Private tour with English speaking driver-guide, I do not arrange shared tours.

Suitable for: individuals, small and large groups. For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact me for a customized quotation.

Transportation: 7 or 8 seater minivan. I opted for a minivan after having a Land Rover. The 4x4 is more adventurous but the minivan guarantees more comfort, more legroom, wider windows, air conditioning and opportunity of pick up at your hotel. Anyway, on request, I can arrange a 4x4 ride.Michele marble sculptor

Duration: Full day (7 hrs).

Activity Level: moderate (easy pace, walk for short distances in a flat).

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, no moccasins or high heels because of walking partly in the dirty or in muddy places. Sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen are advised during the Summer. Before the tour will be provided hardhat and orange vest according to the in force safety rules.

Meeting place: Carrara train station or highway exit. On request transfer service can be arranged from your accommodation.

 

Prices:

Full day tour small groups (max 7 hrs):

  • 1/2 persons € 340
  • 3/4 persons € 460
  • 5/6 persons € 540
  • 7/8 persons € 620
  • The eventual 4x4 ride is not included in the price.

Light lunch in Colonnata from € 20,00 per person

Sculpting class 2/3 hrs from € 70,00 per person

Family groups 10% discount

For large groups quotation on request.

 

Tour features:

  • English speaking driver-guide.
  • Private minivan transportation.
  • In-depth information about 2000 years of excavation and transportation of Carrara marble.
  • Visit working marble caves: outdoor and the unique underground marble mine (tunnel quarry).
  • Visit an outdoor exhibition of tools and equipment used for the excavation and transportation of marble.
  • Ride as far as (almost) 1000 mt. altitude to enjoy breathtaking scenarios.
  • Free time for an eventual visit to marble souvenir shops.
  • Lunch in Colonnata, the oldest quarrymen's village
  • Sculpting class in a workshop of sculpture, learn how to carve marble with a hammer an chisel!
  • If an all-inclusive quotation is needed, organization and invoicing will be done by Viaggi & Dintorni travel agency.

 

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary that can be modified according to your wishes or interests, to make the Carrara marble quarries tour your "trip of a lifetime".Carrara marble quarries, huge marble face

Meet the driver guide and depart to the marble mines area, travel along paved roads through the marble valleys and climb almost to the top (almost 1000 mt. altitude - 3000 ft), from up there the views is simply breathtaking and will be easier to learn more about the geology of such a unique white stone: Carrara marble.

Visit an outdoor working quarry (marble cave) to learn more about modern methods of excavation, then get into the hearth of the mountain to admire the unique "underground quarry", no words are enough to describe what you will see, really outstanding.

Afterward let's recap by exploring an open-air exhibition where are visible tools and equipment really useful for explaining both ancient and modern methods of excavation and transportation of marble since the ancient Romans until today.

After some free time to dedicate to the souvenir shops (optional) move to Colonnata, the oldest quarrymen village for a light lunch.

Afterward get into a workshop of sculpture where you will be provided with a marble tile, hammer, chisel, protective glasses for making your own marble work.

 

 

 

 

Carving marble with care

Carving marble with care

Kids at work with Michele

Kids at work with Michele

Sculptor from Denver improving his skills

Sculptor from Denver improving his skills

Sculpting lesson in Michele's workshop

Sculpting lesson in Michele's workshop

Michele teaches how to carve marble with power tools

Michele teaches how to carve marble with power tools

End of the sculpting class

End of the sculpting class

 

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