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The marble quarries of Carrara

Jeep tour

Come and see with your own eyes the origins of the worlds most famous architectural and artistic works. We will bring you in Carrara, where for over 2000 years marble has been quarried. Thes quarries provided the marble for masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David, Pieta and the Three Graces by Canova to name only a few. The Romans were among the first to excavate the precious material white from the Apuan Alp. Dante even mentions it in Inferno in the Divine Comedy such is the historic fame of this geological wonder. From this ancient tradition a splendid addition to the art world got its start. The superior quality of the marble gave Carrara its long-lasting fame. As if the marble was not enough the mountainous landscape has stunning views of the Terrain sea below. You can also discover the old villages of the miners, their habits, their language, food and daily life, which are inextricably intertwined with their profession, a full day but rewarding.
Where
When
From 01 March 2017
to 31 October 2017
Organization
Travelability
4
P.IVA: 06542330482
Via Bonifacio Lupi 20
Firenze
055 4684663