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“Incredible”

Marble Caves of Carrara
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Carrara
Certificate of Excellence
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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 10 August 2018

The quarries are simply impressive. There are several ways to see them - there are guided tours, and also several hiking trails that either pass through the quarries or offer a nice view of them.

1  Thank tatasz
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

My brother and I have worked in the mining industry for over 30 years in the US and take it from us if you use Marco for your private guide you won’t be disappointed. As a quarrymen himself and from a long family line of quarry owners and quarrymen he knows his stuff. He takes you to both surface and underground works. Explains both history of marble mining and modern methods. From his small family owed marble quarry to large underground works to a 4X4 low lock 3000ft climb to the top of the mountain cut and spectacular views! Marco is a private tour operator, will pick you up and deliver you back to Carrara. One of the best tours we have ever taken.

5  Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This ride into the quarries where marble for Michangelo’s David statue originated is like a trip back in time. You ride 3,000 feet into the Apuan alps in a 4x4, bumpy to be sure, and the road is twisty and on the edge of the mountains in some spots. Definitely not for the faint hearted, but the skill of the driver was very reassuring! Awesome to see these mountains of marble, and an education to be sure. Highly recommend!

3  Thank SuzyQu15
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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.

1  Thank christophe V
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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.

2  Thank Judy T
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