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The Museum of Marble in Carrara

The culture and history of marble extraction on display

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Carrara
Via XX Settembre, 85
The marble quarries in Carrara
The marble quarries in Carrara - Credit: APT Massa Carrara
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. ...
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