Guided visits by minivan or 4×4 for individuals to the Carrara marble quarries, the Fantiscritti quarry museum and to a sculpture workshop.
Private excursion to Carrara marble mines and to a workshop of art. Know more about the geology of marble, the methods of excavation and transportation of marble throughout 2000 years and the making a marble statue.
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”.
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 open cast marble quarry, from a safe spot (approx 20 mt. far from the operations) see the Quarrymen at work in order to learn more about the modern methods of excavation.
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 into a workshop of sculpture (on weekdays and Saturday morning) where, by watching sculptors that are true highly skilled artisans at work in their studios, know more about “……the art of removing…”.