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“Mountains of Marble”

Marble Caves of Carrara
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Carrara
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Owner description: 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.
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.

2  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 rinse them with a stream of water, do not turn

Thank Lenka D
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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

2  Thank zappa6699
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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 moved, the different types of marble, the cost etc. It is a fascinating insight into this industry. The trip last for about 30 minutes. It was very hot on the day we visited (35C) - it was just as hot up the mountain (no breeze). Wear suitable footwear - you don't have to clamber around on rocks but it is very dusty (white marble dust) so your shoes will be covered!

Thank Blimey0Reilly
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