06Feb
Marble quarrieis colonnata valley

Solo marble quarries in the Colonnata valley and lardo tasting.

By: umberto On: 6 February 2017 In: Coaches exceeding mt. 12,50, Coaches up to mt. 12,50 Comments: 0

Tourist guides, guided visits for groups to the Colonnata and lardo tasting. Itinerary accessible by coach of all sizes.

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Highlights

  • English-speaking local licensed guide.
  • Visit of the Roman Quarry, archaeological and panoramic site.
  • Explanation of the method of excavation and transportation of marble with the help of a scale model.
  • Free tasting of Lardo di Colonnata, seasoned pork’s back-fat.
  • Free time for the eventual visit to marble souvenir shops.

Tour Details

  • Tour available all year round.
  • Accessible to all sizes of buses.
  • 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. Tour guide rates
  • Experience a 4×4 tour to the top of the marble mountains.
  • Stay for lunch in Carrara old town or in Colonnata village.
  • Visit a workshop of sculpture and watch the marble 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.
  • Visit and open cast marble quarry. Entrance ticket € 6pp.
  • Organizzazione tecnica di V&D Viaggi e Dintorni – Carrara

Tourist guide, guided visit to the Colonnata marble mines and Lardo di Colonnata tasting a unique local cold cut.

Itinerary

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

Once arrived visit an open cast quarry in order to learn more about both modern and ancient methods of marble excavation.

Afterward, experience a breathtaking and unique 4×4 tour. Reach the marble mountain top and see what’s going on in the working caves. Admission fee.

At the end have a stopover at “La Piana” site, where to admire an interesting collection of tools, pictures and a scale model of a marble quarry.

Free time for visiting the marble souvenir shops follows.

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