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Carrara marble quarries in the Fantiscritti valley and quarry museum

By: umberto On: 20 March 2019 In: Coaches up to mt. 12,50 Comments: 0

Tourist guides, guided visits for large groups of the marble quarries in the Fantiscritti valley and of the quarry museum. Itinerary accessible to coaches up to 12,50 m. long.

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Highlights

  • English-speaking local licensed guide.
  • Amazing scenario of the marble mountains from the Fantiscritti square.
  • Visit of the Quarry Museum for the in depth explanation of both ancient and modern method of marble excavation.
  • Free time for the eventual visit to marble souvenir shops.

Tour Details

  • Tour available all year round.
  • Accessible to buses up to 12,50 m. long.
  • Meet the tour guide at Carrara highway exit.
  • Duration approx. 2,5 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 public museum. Quarry Museum € 2,00pp – Tour guide rates
  • Stay for lunch in Carrara old town or by the sea.
  • Enjoy a 4×4 tour experience by riding on top of the marble mountains.
  • Visit a marble workshop and watch the sculptor artisans at work.
  • 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

Guided visit, tourist guide to Carrara marble caves and quarry museum in the valley of Fantiscritti.

Guided walk ideal for those who wish to have a taste of the marble world but don’t have plenty of time available.

Programme

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 souvenirs shops follows.

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