Via Ghibellina lies in front of the Duomo’s façade; take the small street to the right which leads to the Via Carriona, home to the church of Santa Maria delle Lacrime, the former hospital of Saints James and Christopher and the church of the Madonna delle Grazie.
Via Carriona is an ancient street used to transport ox-driven carts loaded with blocks of marble coming from the town’s quarries. Along this street you can still see the old workshops.
Continuing along via Ghibellina, you reach the old piazza Alberica, created in the late 1600s by Alberico I on the remains of what was previously the Foro Boario, namely the market square.
From Piazza Alberica you come to the Teatro degli Animosi, a marble theatre in neoclassical style, with the nearby monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi (1899) by Carlo Nicoli.
Returning to Piazza Alberica, follow Via Loris Giorgi, one of Carrara's most beautiful and distinctive streets with its well maintained 17th- and 18th-century palazzos such as palazzo Conti Luciani, palazzo Fabbricotti and palazzo detto delle Cariatidi, with a 100% marble facade.