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The Museum of Marble in Carrara

The culture and history of marble extraction on display

The marble quarries in Carrara
The marble quarries in Carrara - Credit: APT Massa Carrara
Don't miss Malaspina Castle and the Apuan Alps Park
Carrara has always been considered the city of marble, and for good reason. The identity of this centuries-old city—with strong ties to both the mountains and the nearby Ligurian Sea—has always had marble at its heart: the pristine stone has been extracted from area quarries since Roman times. When you hear or utter “Carrara,” marble and quarries are the immediate associations. ...