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Carrara Marble Quarries tours

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Address: Viale Galileo Galilei 122/E, 54033, Carrara, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 328 415 6084
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Tours and guided visits at the Carrara marble quarries, excursions on 4x4...

Tours and guided visits at the Carrara marble quarries, excursions on 4x4 off road vehicles, walking tours of Carrara historical center, sculpture studios and marble workshops.

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Fantastic, hidden gem not discovered by mainstream tourists

It is a genuine attraction, absolutely beautiful scenery, inetersting story and fascinating tour. I am not sure if there is a place like it, it is amazing that tourists can access... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a genuine attraction, absolutely beautiful scenery, inetersting story and fascinating tour. I am not sure if there is a place like it, it is amazing that tourists can access this at all as you see the actual daily work and grind that people do, rather than a created tourist destination. If you havent yet - then go, I... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small city but very nice to visit. I was for a few days and love it. Artistic place not to many bars and clubs more for relax. In the same time you have the sea near that are a lot of nice bar area and restaurant .

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Gabriele picked us up at the train station in "Daphne", his Land Rover Defender. Thus began an amazing tour of the marble quarries. The vistas, narrow winding roads, quarries in various stages of cutting, trucks moving the stone and the humbling immensity of the mountains were all supplemented by Gabriele's explanation of the history and mechanics of cutting and moving... More 

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

You will learn & see everything about Carrarra marble - from why it is unique to how it is mined and finished. Knowledgeable guide explains the entire history from why all Michelangelo's marble & the Roman Colosseum came from here. New insights into both getting marble outside from the face of the mountain and within. Great value for a modest... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a fantastic experience. The tour is well organized and provides grand views of the area not to mention the quarries. The experience was one of our top tours taken! The amazing process, history and experience is memorable. Really glad we took this tour!

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Thanks a lot Cynthia😘 More 

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Gabrielle picked us up from La Spezia with "Dafne"! His favourite Landy. Gabrielle knows his stuff, this tour is very interesting and the views are outstanding. There is no radio in the Landy but Gabrielle provides his own soundtrack, haha! Every member of our family (47, 44, 16, 15, & 11) enjoyed this trip. At the end of our tour... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Exceeded our expectations. (Which was already 5-star thanks to previous Yelp reviewers). Haike our guide was so personable, fun, and knowledgeable (and a great jeep driver who we trusted with out life ;) We had a blast. We made the call this morning (this cell contact number worked better for us +39 328 0993322) and she met us at the... More 

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We arrived in La Spezia as part of our Mediterranean cruise and were faced with the choice of visiting Florence or Pisa and Marble quarries...We chose Pisa and the marble quarries. The bus ride initially took us north along the cliffs along the coast and as we went up and up and up on the narrow mountain roads, the view... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This tour should absolutely be in you bucket list! An offroad drive "over the rainbow" with steep inclinations and breath-taking views. We had a very nice guide, with perfect sense of humor, explaining how the marble is cut, how they did it long ago and etc. We were taken to active quarries and could see the process live. Recommended 100%!

1 Thank Toma K
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had some extra time and chose to visit the marble quarries. What an experience! This is a must do for any visitor coming close to Carrara. The marble which spans from La Spezia all the way to Lucca is breathtaking. The different shades of white and gray absolutely stunning. Even our teenager was fascinated. Heike, our tour guide, was... More 

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