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Carrara marble quarries in the Fantiscritti valley and Carrara old town

By: umberto On: 20 March 2019 In: Coaches up to mt. 12,50 Comments: 0
  • Tourist guides, guided visits for groups to the quarries located in the Fantiscritti valley followed by the visit of Carrara old town. Itinerary accessible by coach up to 12,50 m. long.
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Highlights

  • English-speaking local licensed guide.
  • Visit of the quarry museum for the explanation of both ancient and modern method of marble excavation.
  • Visit of Carrara old town
  • Free time for the eventual visit to marble souvenir shops.

Tour Details

  • Tour available all year round.
  • Accessible only to coaches up to 12,50 m. long.
  • Meet the tour guide at Carrara highway exit.
  • Duration approx. 3,5 hrs
  • Activity level: easy. You walk a little and on the plain.
  • Bus ticket € 50,00 if you hire a local guide, have a restaurant reservation or visit a local museum. Quarry Museum € 2,00pp – Tour guide rates
  • Stay for lunch in Carrara old town or by the sea.
  • Visit a marble workshop and watch the marble artisans at work.
  • Experience a 4×4 tour on top of the marble mountains.
  • Join a sculpture lesson: a piece of marble, hammer, chisel, an authentic craftsman sculptor, and your good will. At the end of the 3 hours you will have created your small Carrara marble work of art.
  • Have hiking experience or a bike tour on the marble mountains.
  • Visit one of the amazing places in the surroundings, Cinque Terre, Portofino, Florence and Tuscany.
  • Organizzazione tecnica di V&D Viaggi e Dintorni – Carrara

Tourist guide, guided visit for groups to the quarries located in the Fantiscritti valley followed by a guided walk of Carrara old town.

Itinerary

Meet the tour guide and depart to the world’s largest marble quarries, during the journey your local guide provides relevant information about the history, the economy and the geology of the territory.

Arrival at Fantiscritti and leave the coach in the parking lot, then proceed to visit a private open-air exhibition of tools and equipment (entrance at free offer) really helpful to understand the history of marble excavation and transportation throughout the centuries, since the Romans until now.

Free time for visiting the marble souvenir shops follows.

At the end depart to Carrara town center, the marble built town. The guided walk takes place through the medieval Carrara (Malaspina castle, Duomo), the Renaissance Carrara (Alberica square) up to the nineteenth century Carrara.

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