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Carrara Marble Quarries and Sculpture Workshop
Guided visit to the Carrara marble quarries and sculpture workshop to learn about the history of marble and observe the sculptors at work

Guided private tours by minivan or 4x4 to the Carrara marble quarries, to the Fantiscritti quarry museum and to a workshop of sculpture. 

The Carrara marble quarries are something truly unique. We are talking about the largest marble basin in the world where this stone has been mined for 2000 years, Carrara is the world's most important centre for the extraction and processing of marble. 

During the visit, you will learn more about the geological origin of this material, about the history of excavation and transportation of marble and about the methods for the making of a marble statue by visiting a sculpture workshop to see the marble craftsmen at work.


NOTE:

  • Price per person
  • Minimum 4 participants
  • Personalized rates for groups of 2 people or families with children. Contact us for information.
Where

Carrara, MS, Italia
When
From 04 May 2020 to 31 December 2020
Monday, 
Tuesday, 
Wednesday, 
Thursday, 
Friday, 
Saturday 
start 09:30  end  12:30 
Monday, 
Tuesday, 
Wednesday, 
Thursday, 
Friday 
start 14:00  end  17:00 

Prices include
  • Transport service with vehicle authorized to transport NCC people. Travel Safely with NCC
  • Tourist guide service, the driver is also an authorized local guide.

NOTES: 
Anything that is not expressly mentioned in this section is to be considered excluded from the indicated price.

Supplemental charges

Hotel pickup available with extra fee.

Meeting point
Carrara highway exit - Carrara train station - Other place on request
Plan

Meet the driver-guide and depart to the Carrara marble valleys, along the route some photo-stops by the most scenic places are prevented. Then drive up to (almost) 1000 m. Altitude to see (on working days) the marble quarries in activity from a safe place located about 20 meters from the area of operations. 

Surrounded by the imposing marble mountains, it will be easier to understand the geological origin of Carrara marble and enjoy the breathtaking views unique in the world.

Afterwards, visit the Quarry Museum, an historical exhibition of tools and machinery used throughout the centuries for the excavation and transportation of marble.

The happy ending of the excursion, is the visit of marble workshop to see the sculptors at work (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday) and learn about the methods and tools need for creating marble works.

Cancellation and no-show policies
Organization
CTTours
P.IVA: 01211650450
Viale xx Settembre 292
Carrara
Prices starting from
30€
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