Tuscany isn't just about wine, rolling hills, and Renaissance art. Another one of its renowned treasures is Carrara marble. Our Carrara Marble Tour is a perfect way to spice up your days of sightseeing and experience Tuscany from an entirely new perspective. With us, you will visit the Marble quarries of Carrara riding in 4X4 Jeep. Our expert staff will drive you to places otherwise inaccessible to visitors at an altitude of 900 m with breathtaking views. You will learn all about ancient and modern marble excavation methods and even have the chance to watch the quarrymen during work, cutting marble or loading the huge blocks on trucks! Next, you will enjoy a short break with Lardo di Colonnata tasting.
Afterward, we will take you even higher, to 1200 m where you can appreciate even more impressive views of the valley. When the Carrara marble Quarry tour is over, we will visit Pisa's Piazza Dei Miracoli with the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa where you are free to explore on our own. Lastly, we will travel from Pisa to Lucca. During the medieval Lucca tour, you'll visit Piazza Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, and St. Martins Cathedral. At last, you can unwind and shop around in a typical street lined with antique shops in the old town center.
There are so many places to see in Florence! No wonder it's so hard to get away. However, there are many more captivating things to do and see in Tuscany. Visiting the Carrara marble quarry is one of the most interesting and out-of-the-box tours from Florence. This lucrative experience is not an activity for the masses.
Booking the tours of Carrara marble will give you the chance to get out of the crowded city center. Instead, you will go on an unusual adventure. Take the unique opportunity to learn all about what is Carrara marble and how its excavated while enjoying a thrilling ride in a massive Jeep. Our expert guides will make sure all your questions are answered. Moreover, after the tour of the quarry, you will taste one of the best Italian deli meats, the succulent Lardo di Colonnata!
The self-guided walk of Piazza Dei Miracoli in Pisa will give you a chance to see the famous Leaning Tower. The marvelous dot behind the trip is a tour of the city of medieval Lucca.
In just one day, your holidays will be so much richer! You will experience unusual adventure, tasting of top Italian product, and a visit to two Tuscany's charming towns!
History Sneak Peek
What is Carrara marble?
Its a type of high-quality white or blue-grey marble, found in the foothills of the Apuan Alps and quarried in the city of Carrara in the Massa and Carrara provinces. To this day, many consider these mountains the capital of marble. Every year, the mines retrieve tens of millions of tons of marble and other unique hard stones.
The story behind this marvelous stone is that of hard work and craftsmanship that dates back to the ancient Rome. The masterful Michelangelo, as well as many other artists, created some of his best works out of this marble! You can find its traces in numerous landmarks around Tuscany.
So, are you ready to do something a bit different? Book your Carrara marble cave tour today and give an unexpected edge to your Tuscan holidays!