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Carrara: Exclusive Marble Cave Jeep Tour Adventure provided by Curioseety Lucca

Carrara: Exclusive Marble Cave Jeep Tour Adventure

Carrara: Exclusive Marble Cave Jeep Tour Adventure
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Get ready for an authentic adventure inside the famous marble caves in Carrara. Jump on the jeep and explore the caves with your friendly local guide. Learn the history and the local traditions of the territory. Enjoy a gourmet Lardo di Colonnata tasting. Look inside the vast white wounds that open up on the wild slopes of Carrara, and learn how the quarries have provided marble to towns and cities across Italy for more than 2,000 years. Hear about the sweat of the men who mined the marble used to build the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Ancient Rome, along with many sculptures of the Renaissance. Get in touch with the people, places, and machinery of an ancient tradition. Drive to different, active quarries of up to 1,000 meters above sea level, and hear how the noble stone is mined. Get detailed explanations about the old and modern excavation process. Take panoramic pictures before visiting an amazing underground quarry. Stop to taste some Lardo di Colonnata IGP on the way back!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 18m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 18m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17024P697
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 licensed guide service
  • 1 tour by 4x4 vehicles
  • 1 Lardo of Colonnata IGP tasting
  • Insurance (by law)
  • Marble quarries tour
Exclusions
  • everything not mentioned in inclusions
Duration
2h 18m
Departure details
  • Strada Comunale per Colonnata, 1, 54033 Colonnata MS, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Possible pick-up/ drop-off at Carrara-Avenza train station or at the camping sites located in Marina di Massa, please ask for more information
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 1 licensed guide service
  • 1 tour by 4x4 vehicles
  • 1 Lardo of Colonnata IGP tasting
  • Insurance (by law)
  • Marble quarries tour
Exclusions
  • everything not mentioned in inclusions
Departure details
  • Strada Comunale per Colonnata, 1, 54033 Colonnata MS, Italy
Duration
2h 18m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Possible pick-up/ drop-off at Carrara-Avenza train station or at the camping sites located in Marina di Massa, please ask for more information
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Strada Comunale per Colonnata, 1
    Strada Comunale per Colonnata, 1, 54033 Colonnata MS, Italy
    See address & details
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    Marble Caves of Carrara
    Stop: 2 hours
    The marble quarries are enormous white wounds that open themselves along wild and abrupt slopes, where small men handle gigantic stone blocks. For the last 2000 years here, nature and man's work daily embrace and reject each other in order to supply the raw material for architectural and artistic works that embellish the squares, the palaces and the private buildings all over the world. Discover a fascinating reality, a combination of fatigue and brilliance, ancient sweat and modern technology. The world of marble is not just the excavation or processing of stone, but the history of a territory and its population that have been synonyms of marble itself for ages. Get in touch directly with the people, places, instruments, machinery and daily gestures of ancient knowledge. You will be driven inside a lot of different, active quarries, reaching an altitude of around 1000 meters above sea level, having many stops for technical explanations, taking pictures and seeing every single moment of the excavation. Enjoy an off-road route along the winding roads in the Colonnata Valley. Stopover inside another quarry and be provided with detailed explanations about the old and modern excavation systems. Transfer to an “open sky quarry” to take highly panoramic pictures and to receive more information about the quarry regulations. Then, you will be driven through the Miseglia Valley having a stopover inside a “terraced quarry,” before visiting an amazing “underground quarry.” Return to the starting point with a stop for a taste of the famous Lardo of Colonnata IGP. Get ready for an adventurous experience in Carrara.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
29 reviews
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Karolina C
vilnius2 contributions
Impressive landscape, close up look
The perfect way to get in touch with world's famous Carrara marble history, technique and to feel it's grandness. Skilled drivers, so no worries.
Written 27 August 2021
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Patrick V
1 contribution
Fantastic experience !
Jul 2021 • Family
Very beautiful, very interesting, very impressive tour. An absolute must do (the two hour tour) to understand marble.
Written 16 July 2021
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Jerica P
10 contributions
Interesting, fun, something new and different
The guide was very nice and knowledgable. We talked and had fun. I even got some marble to take with me. The scenery is beautiful and the stories are interesting. Tour length is just right. I recommend visiting in late afternoon in summer because of heat. Also, Google address is not right for this location.
Written 27 June 2021
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Wim T
3 contributions
This is fantastic tour !
Feb 2020
This tour is really interesting and spectacular . The landscape is amazing. The guide has a lot of experience to entertain a small group. The LAND ROVER (it’s not a jeep ;-) is very old but it gives a lot of charm to this tour. We did this tour with 2 of our sons, and they were really enthousiast about this activity. We recommend to do the longest tour, because you visit the tunnels & underground excavation. FIVE STARS & Many thanks to our guide.
Written 28 February 2020
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barbaraa889
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania16 contributions
Interesting tour, impressive views
Jan 2020
With great blue sky the marble mountains looked very impressive and the driving skills of the tour guides in the land rovers were pretty good. We learned how the marble blocks are sawn out of the mountain.
Make sure to confirm the exact meeting point for the tour. The address provided on the confirmation email is not specific.
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Flóra Ádász
Leukerbad, Switzerland2 contributions
Yet a simply peel off
Nov 2019
The booked tour was cancelled by the tour operator because of the bad weather. The weather was superb on this day...
Since 14 of november waiting for the refund.
Written 22 November 2019
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FedericoP535
Good morning, we are very surprised to read such a review. We can't do a tour in the marble caves if it is not safe for our clients. That day was very windy and our local supplier canceled the activity. Of course, you will receive a refund. We will be more than happy to organize another tour for you. Have a nice day.
Written 27 November 2019
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Donald Z
1 contribution
Marble cave Jeep tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
I rate it a top tour. Very well done and quite exciting to see. The two hour tour is the best as it covers a number of sites on the mountain.
Written 4 October 2019
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Peter B and Dominika B
2 contributions
Marble cave tour
Sep 2019 • Friends
I had wonderful day. It was very nice experience. Incredible views, many interesting informations. Friendly and professional tour guides. Highly recommend.
Written 15 September 2019
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Jody P
3 contributions
Terrible experience due to our guide but amazing location
Sep 2019 • Friends
The actual location of the quarries and marble mine is incredible. I had been looking forward to this for many months and the atmosphere and scenery far exceeded my expectations.

Unfortunately our visit was soured by our guide’s bizarre behaviour and the pile of rubbish he shoehorned eight people into for the tour.
The vehicle was an ageing Landrover. The middle seat was broken and the owner had made a poor attempt to hold it in place with a ratchet strap. The two people in the broken seat flopped about and pounded against the person sitting behind them in the very back seat. The plastic trim that held the roof lining in place drooped down and had to be pushed back into place during the trip so it didn’t obscure your view through the filthy windows.
I worked for twelve years in underground coal mines and the condition and comfort of the Spartan underground transports were better than our guide’s vehicle.

The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the quarry and the methods of extraction, but unfortunately he also managed to weave some strange government conspiracy theory into each talk.
At each stage the guide gave a good description but when he called for questions, he would ridicule anyone who asked something he considered stupid or in one case, too logical, or anyone who didn’t understand his explanation.
The food tasting that was supposed to be included in our tour, was also absent.
I waited a week before posting this review, so it is decidedly better than it would have been had I written it fresh from the experience.
Written 12 September 2019
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lisa51122018
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Definitely not worth the money
Sep 2019 • Friends
Our trip to Carrara was not at all as expected. We were led to believe that there were no more than 6 people on the trip in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle with a gourmet Lardo di Colonnata tasting. What we got was a dilapidated Land Rover with the back seat held together with a ratchet strap. The four people who were unfortunate enough to be seated in the back, saw very little due to the filthy windows and had to hold on for dear life and they were thrown around on hard threadbare seats. There was no tasting of the Lardo di Colonnata or mention of it.
The marble caves themselves are amazing and the guide was informative if not somewhat dismissive. I would suggest seeing the caves but on a different tour.
Written 12 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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So much fun and delicious!
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Wonderful experience, with the nicest hosts and the most amazing tradition italien food. Would love to go back!
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Canceled tasted
The winery canceled the day before without explanation. Tried to reschedule, but never heard back from them. Asked
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Tons of Fun
Spent the day in Lucca. Had signed up for a private cooking class for nine of us with Chef Cristian. OMG…cannot s
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A wonderful cooking experience
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Great wine in a rush
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