06Feb
Marble quarrieis colonnata valley
By: umberto On: 6 February 2017 In: Coaches exceeding mt. 12,50, Coaches up to mt. 12,50 Comments: 0

Guide tour of Carrara marble caves for groups traveling by bus. Sightseeing to discover the marble mines and learn more about excavation and transportation of marble.

Programme

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.

 If you decide to remain for the whole day in Carrara (as I hope), see here the options available:

    • Match together the half day itineraries described above: marble quarries, Colonnata, Carrara town center, sculpture studio.
    • Visit of marble workshops specialized in interior design, where floors, kitchen counters, table tops, etc etc are manufactured. Needs reservation and suitable for small groups only.
    • Guided walk of other charming towns in the vicinity of Carrara: Sarzana, Pontremoli, Pietrasanta, Lucca, La Spezia, Lerici, Portovenere.