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Amazing Mines

We found the tour very informative and thought it was well worth the effort to find. The collection... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2015
Marion L
Oakura, New Zealand
Amazing views!

Gabriel did a fantastic job of driving the Landrover through the rugged marble terrain which was... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2015
Folsom, California
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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.
Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara, Italy
+39 328 018 9464
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

We found the tour very informative and thought it was well worth the effort to find. The collection of mining tools and changes in the industry over time was really interesting. Marble is a beautiful natural product and it appear that the industry is sustainable...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Marion L
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Gabriel did a fantastic job of driving the Landrover through the rugged marble terrain which was awesome. Incredible views. If you want to really see the marble of Carrara, this is a must do trip. We went with 2 kids, ages 8 and 11 and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Billybob365
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Our second time around in Italy we made it a point to visit Carrara, and boy are we glad that we did! Seeing the best of the best in marble right at the source in Carrara is a wonderful experience, and it makes you appreciate...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank NinaSteph31
Reviewed 13 May 2015

What you think is snow on top of the mountain is actually Carrara marble. An hour long tour gives you the highlights of this ancient mountain and the beautiful stone it holds. If you do not plan to go into the caves or take a...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank Tabootang
Reviewed 8 May 2015

It's amazing to be near (and inside) real, working marble quarries, some of best in the world. You can see huge blocks being loaded, cut. You can see huge excavators, trucks, enormous white marble walls, mysterious tunnels. There are many vantage points accessible for free...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank MarcosTraveler
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Great views. You will get impressed when you see the huge trucks getting their way up or doen the hill in a very stretch road. Only one of this hige trucks can transit in the dirt road a time. There are a some stores to...More

5  Thank Arqssp
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Absolutely must see Unfortunately we was too early to the tour to Cava it starts at 10.30 a.m. Very interest to see a cemetery near Carrara Cava

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank PVlasenko
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

I thought I had seen it all but this is something else This is the quarry where Michelangelo chose his marble. It is the major marble supplier in the world. No wonder it is called white gold. The views are spectacular and it is not...More

4  Thank Lisetteki
Reviewed 31 July 2014

If you are near of Carrara you have to make a trip to this facilities - almost everybody over there offers a guided trip to the underground stone quarry or stone quarry in the mountains. We have decided to make a trip into the hills...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Geralt-von-Rivia
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Great to see the mining of Carrarra marmer. The 'white gold'. Advise go see the mountain from inside. Delved since 200 b.c. Some mountains have already disappeared ;-)

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16 October 2018|
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Response from tatasz | Reviewed this property |
I used no tour operator. I took train to Carrara Avenza (was staying in Pisa) - you can buy tickets at the station, there is an english option in the machines, and staff also spoke english. Then, i took a bus to Carrara... More
19 May 2018|
Response from 901denalil |
Yes tours are available in English. I took both the underground and surface 4 X 4 tour today and tour guides spoke English.