Colonnata

Carrara’s White Walk

Marble road and typical products

From Carrara, it is possible to start different itineraries and visit the quarries of Colonnata and Fantiscritti, which are reachable via comfortable roads. The quarries offer wonderful views for visitors. For safety reasons, admission to some quarries is not allowed, but one can always see the quarries from panoramic points along the road. From Carrara, take the road leading to Bedizzano. After Codena, on the left, you’ll find a wonderful view of the Fantiscritti Valley. In Bedizzano, don’t forget to visit the central square. There, you’ll see a beautiful bas-relief from the XV century and a marble fountain. On the southern side of the square, you’ll find the Saint Genesio Church. After Bedizzano, cross a chestnut wood, once through, you can have a wonderful view of the quarries. When you arrive in Colonnata, you will see the central square’s bell tower, built in stone and marble. The parish church, dedicated to Saint Bartholomew, offers a wonderful collection of white marble works. Make sure to try Colonnata lard, which is considered a local delicacy