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Carrara marble quarries Shore trips from La Spezia.

carrara marble quarries shore excursions from la spezia
  • Type of Tour

    Day trip with private English-speaking driver.

  • Availability

    The tour is suitable for individuals and groups.

  • Transportation

    A/C minivan.

  • Impaired Mobility People

    Suitable. On request, we set up a version of the itinerary matching your needs.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy. Walk on flat terrain for short distances.

  • Price

    The quotation is on request and concerns transportation only, it may vary according to the number of people and tour duration.

  • Customization

    Feel free to add extra services like wine tasting, meal, boat tour, etc. Be aware that invoicing and organization is by V&D Viaggi e Dintorni Travel Agency - Carrara

la Spezia cruise shore trip to Carrara marble quarries.

Shore excursion from la Spezia and Portovenere to Carrara and its unique white marble quarries, preferred by Michelangelo for his works, visit of Colonnata and of a marble workshop.

Meet the driver at the cruise terminal of La Spezia and depart towards the Carrara marble valleys. These are the largest marble basins in the world that have been excavated since the Roman era. Here Michelangelo came for many times during his life for learning more about marble and for purchasing his favorite one for his masterpieces.

carrara shore excursions from la spezia

Learn more about both old and modern methods of excavation, about the geology of marble and (in workdays) watch the quarrymen at work. Breathtaking views and 2000 years of history and hard work.

Afterwards move into a marble workshop to learn more about “the making of a marble statue” by watching a marble artisan at work.

Around lunchtime end up in Colonnata, the oldest quarrymens village and home of a local delicacy. In alternative, we could move to the coastal towns like Lerici or in a wine farm in the countryside.

In the afternoon head back to La Spezia port.

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