Have you ever visited the Carrara marble quarries? Did you know that Carrara is UNESCO City for the Creativity?
Here you will find useful information to reach and explore the marble quarries of Carrara and its territory. Do you travel to Carrara by train, car, motorbike, camper, coach? No problem, here you find the right route for every type of vehicle.
Sometimes the tourists who come to Carrara tell me that they had problems finding the right direction for the marble mines or the historic center of Carrara, or they put Massa-Carrara together as if they were a single town. It’s all understandable, Carrara is worldwide famous for its white marble, but much less popular as a tourist destination.
Where is Carrara?
Carrara is located by the sea along the coast of northern Tuscany, across the boundary of Tuscany and Liguria, traveling on the A12 (motorway) between Viareggio and La Spezia you note the marble quarries that stretch for about 3 km on the side of the Apuan Alps.
How to get to Carrara?
How to reach the Carrara marble caves, how to reach Carrara town center with the various means of transport available. Carrara is in a strategic position, within one-hour journey there are many interesting tourist destinations: Cinque Terre, Portofino, Genoa, Viareggio and Versilia, Lucca, Pisa, Florence. The Carrara marble quarries are located behind Carrara, the so-called marble basins are divided into three main valleys: Torano, Fantiscritti and Colonnata.