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lardo di colonnata, guided walk and tasting
  • Type of Service

    Private tour with English speaking driver-guide for individuals and small groups.

  • Availability

    Tour available all year round. Since the itinerary involves the visit of sculpture workshops, in the weekends and holidays, they might be closed.

  • Transportation

    A/C minivan. I opted for this vehicle for providing more comfort, legroom, wider windows and opportunity of pick up at your hotel.

  • Impaired Mobility People

    Suitable. On request, we set up a version of the itinerary matching your needs.

  • Activity Level

    Easy. Walk on flat terrain for short distances.

  • Duration

    approx. 3 hours

  • Pricing

    See below. Family discounts. If you are a large group please contact me for a quote.

  • Customization

    Feel free to add extra services like wine tasting, meal, sculpting class, etc. Be aware that invoicing and organization is by V&D Viaggi e Dintorni Travel Agency - Carrara

GUIDED TOUR OF THE CARRARA MARBLE QUARRIES, OF COLONNATA THE OLDEST QUARRY-MEN VILLAGE AND OR CARRARA OLD TOWN TO SAVOR SOME LOCAL FLAVORS.

tasting of colonnata lard and other local specialties

GUIDED VISITS WITH ENGLISH-SPEAKING DRIVER OF THE CARRARA MARBLE MINES, COLONNATA AND CARRARA OLD TOWN, TO SAVOR THE BEST LOCAL FOOD SPECIALTIES.

Minivan private guided excursion for foodies. Taste the real flavors of this unique region and learn more about the local cuisine.

Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary that can be modified according to your wishes or interests, in order to make you experience local flavors that will bring to life and make the day memorable.

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 move to Colonnata, the oldest quarrymen’s village, home of one of the local delicacies: the lardo di Colonnata. It is pig’s back-fat seasoned and cured in marble tubs………simply unmissable!  Lastly, drive down to Carrara old town entirely built of its white marble, during the walk don’t miss the chance to taste some farinata (cheek-pee flan) a sort of local street food.

farinata, cheek-pee flan carrara streetfood

pricing

1/2 people € 180 – 2,5 hrs. approx.

3/4 people € 220 – 2,5 hrs. approx.

5/7 people € 280 – 2,5 hrs. approx.

Inclusions: VAT, taxes, transportation and guidance.

A/C minivan 7 or 8 seats. I opted for this vehicle for providing more comfort, legroom, wider windows and opportunity of pick-up at your hotel.

On request visit the underground quarry at € 15,00 per person. (open from April to October).

Family discount 10%

Full day tour, quotation on request.

SOME IDEAS TO ENRICH YOUR PROGRAM

Organization and invoicing of V&D Viaggi e Dintorni
  • Snack lunch in Colonnata (the oldest quarrymen village) or in Carrara.

  • Feel like Michelangelo for 2 hours. Sculpting experience in a marble workshop.

  • Visit Carrara historical center.

  • Visit some interesting venue in the surroundings: Sarzana, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre.

  • Winery visit + tasting and snack lunch

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