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Reviewed 8 September 2018

The village of Colonnats is located uphill from Carrara, and dates back to 40 BC. It was originally built for the housing of slaves used in quarrying marble after Rome decided to replace expensive imported Greek marble with local (Luni) marble. The current villages dates...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Colonnata is a very nice village known for its "lardo" fet, you should definitely taste without exaggerating though because it is quite heavy to digest. The small village is home of several "larderie" i.e. lardo producing companies. I recommend to visit Colonnata during the weekend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Driving to Colonnata may not be fun. I took a bus from Carrara Ospedale and do not regret it a single bit. The buses are cheap and always on schedule. In Colonnata, I followed the hiking trail CAI 195, starting from the main Piazza, right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tatasz
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Getting to Colonnata from Carrara is a very stressful and dangerous drive. The streets are very windy, terribly narrow and to make it worse many people park along the roadside as there is very little parking at Colonnata itself. We went on a Sunday a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Calypso050
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Quarries of Carrara surround Colonnata, it is a small town with charm and character and has many small winding streets and steps. With nice little shops, bars and restaurants. And don't forget Colonnata is the Lardo Capital.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were in our way to the Carrera Marble Tour when we stumbled upon the road to Colonnata. Not for he faint hearted, the single lane twists and turns up the mountain - pray you don't meet a bus or a lorry! At the end...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank jarborra
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Colonnata in the pouring rain, but had a nice lunch there and were able to see the small streets of the charming village, and more importantly, the marble quarries. If you don't have time or money to take a Carrara marble quarries tour,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank kkwhalley
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We got there to buy famous "lardo" made by locals using old recipes passed from generations to generations. Town is charming, little at the end of the road. Lots of little shops selling the "lardo" and stairs and narrow streets and passages, dream spot for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Edyta2013pl
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A great place to lunch after visiting the Quarries of Carrara. Colonnata is small town with very unique charm. Of course taste the internationally famous Lardo di Colonatta and maybe purchase some for your friends back home...raise a glass of vino as you pose for...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank StanM148
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful little village with amazing views of the mountains and where the famous white marble is mined. Such a beautiful area. Worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2016
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