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Marble Caves of Carrara

Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara, Italy
+39 328 018 9464
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Nice to see

Nice and unique place in the world, but would plan a short visit. Guided tours are Oké but limited... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
christophe V
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Heers, Belgium
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Mountains of Marble

Amazing to see the origins of the marble, and a bit of adventure in the jeeps. The best group tour... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Judy T
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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Famous for their white marble, these caves in the Apua Mountains serve as studios of stone sculpting and bronze art, where famous artists and sculptors from all over the world come to work.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara, Italy
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Nice and unique place in the world, but would plan a short visit. Guided tours are Oké but limited explanation.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Amazing to see the origins of the marble, and a bit of adventure in the jeeps. The best group tour I've done.

Thank Judy T
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Úžasný zážitek, něco takového jsem ještě neviděla. Jen bych ráda upozornila, buďte opatrní na své brýle a objektivy. Brýle je nutné dokonale opláchnout, rozhodně nesahat na skla, neutírat, mramorový prach je poškodí Amazing experience. But be careful about your glasses, it is necessary to thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

these are the mountains were Michael Angelo took all his marble for statues fantastic view from above nice trip

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Find the road that takes you to the very top, where the trucks in the pit look like ants. Think of the sculptures and beauty mined here. Fill your mind with every great artist whose work began with this stone and you'll believe in God.

1  Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a trip up to a marble quarry (we didn't get taken to any caves). You are driven up on very twisty tracks to the site, high on the mountain, where quarrying takes place. The guide explains to you how marble is cut and...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Incredible place. Nice energy. The most famous white marble in the world. Amazing experience... Very easy to find the place

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband is a geologist and so it was on his "bucket list" of things to do. We arrived just minutes before the next tour left. Hopped in the 4x4 and off we went. Our tour guide was young and had only been working there...More

1  Thank Diane C
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We arrived in the Marble Caves area, which is actually an open Quarry. The tour we took was in Landrover Defenders, and just brilliant, from the drive up to the top, which was incredible, through the views, information and real time viewing of the Marble...More

Thank Carl S
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The first time you see the mountains above Carrara, it takes your breath away. The white "wounds" where the marble has been cut away, are bigger than life. The courage of the workers, driving their big trucks up nearly vertical slopes, the landslides of marble...More

1  Thank Teddy C
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i would like their address. i have a letter to mail to them. thanks john S. Adams
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