A unique experience to get in touch with the most famous marble of the world.
You will be picked up by a 4x4 car in Carrara and driven up to the impressive marble quarries. With the Land Rover Defender jeep you can even reach the higher quarries, up to 1000 meters above sea level. Up there your guide will explain how the extraction techniques have changed from Roman times to nowadays.
There is also the possibility to visit the quarry where Michelangelo found the marble for his masterpieces.
At the end, we couldn’t ignore one of the most important feature of the cavers' diet. So enjoy a little visit to a lard factory, where you will taste the famous Lardo di Colonnata.
Price includes: English speaking driver-guide, private car, visit to the quarries and snacks of local specialities.
You should bring: camera, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Hi Tamara, We are home now so I wanted to let you know that the trip to Carrara was fantastic. Marco was waiting for us when our train arrived. He spoke wonderful English and was very personable. As his family actually owns a small quarry, he had special insights to share. We could not have been more pleased. The food at the restaurant was great and the bus stop was right there. Marco offered to pick us up if there was any problem. We would all highly recommend Marco. Thank you so much for arranging this all for us.
Tamara, good afternoon. I am so pleased that you were able to organise our family tour of the quarries with Marco. He was a fantastically well connected insightful guide, pleasant, and knowledgeable. The whole trip that day was one of lifes 'magic moments'. I would have no hesitation, when the circumstances present themselves, in recommending friends and colleagues to book Marco through you. We have many fantastic photographs of the area to look fondly back on.