Discover the Fantastic Carrara Marble Quarries by Jeep
An unforgettable Off Road Tour Experience in Tuscany, with a Food Tasting Surprise
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From your Hotel or Accommodation directly in the Apuan Alps
Our driver will pick-up you and your group directly from your accommodation with our comfortable Minivan to reach the mountain region of Apuan Alps, where the Quarries of Marble of Carrara are located.
The Marble of Carrara
The famous Marble of Carrara, well known all over the world, has been quarried since Roman times, both for artistic and building usage, and has been the favorite marble of many notorious sculptors, including Michelangelo, that used the Carrara Marble to create the famous David and other masterpieces.
In current times, Carrara Marble is coveted by many people wanting to add a touch of luxury to their home kitchens and bathrooms.
During the road to Apuan Alps, our tour guide will explain you the history of the quarries, ancient and modern excavation methods and the differences between different types of marbles from different mines.
Inside the Marble Quarries of Carrara (Cave di Marmo)
Once arrived on the Alps, you will leave our minivan to go on a Jeep, ready to start your Off Road Carrara Marble Tour.
We must remember that Marble Quarries are active working places, so you can’t visit them on your own but you can only visit these marvellous places with our authorized partner.
We will visit three different kind of quarries by jeep, for an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the charm of exclusive places otherwise inaccessible for visitors on their own.
Incredible Scenery over Marble Quarries and over all the Tuscany
We will lead you to an altitude of 900m where you will see breathtaking scenery. The incredible view goes from the alps to the sea coast, all over the Tuscany. From this high point of view you will see the trucks and bulldozers at work, extracting massive blocks of marble. A quarryman will explain you how a querry works today, giving you interesting details about the ancient art of excavation.
We will visit other quarries where you will have a close view of the marble blocks. You will be enchanted by the landscape, where the white and bright color of the marble contrast the dark colors of the mountains.
Maybe you don’t know that some James Bond’s ‘Quantum Solace’ scenes have been shot in these quarries, in these stunning and lunar landscapes.
If you would like to get some souvenirs, on the road to quarries there are few marble shops where everything is made of white marble at incredibly cheap prices.
Colonnata: the Hometown of the “Lardo”
Colonnata is a tiny village in the middle of marble quarries, historically inhabited by the quarry workers and their families. This small village is well known in Italy and in the world for the production of the “Lardo di Colonnata”, that you will taste with us during a short break to enjoy its unique flavour.
Lard is made out of the fat of pig’s shoulder and neck. Pieces of lard are placed inside large squared boxes of carrara marble and covered with sea salt, aromatic herbs (rosmarine, laurel oak, garlic and local herbs) and spices (pepper, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg and cloves).Then the case is closed for the next six months.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||From your Hotel / Accommodation|
|DURATION||About 3 hours|
|Group||1-2 People, 3-5 People, 6-8 People, Rates subject to 10% more from 1st May to 30th July and 1st September to 20th October|
Departure From Your Accommodation
Arrive in Quarries and Start of The Off Road Tour
Short Break in Colonnata
Return to Your Accommodation
Prices of The Tour1-2 People: 278,69€
3-5 People: 409,84€
6-8 People: 459,02€
Rates subject to 10% more from 1st May to 30th July and 1st September to 20th October:
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Terms And Conditions
- Deposit 30% is required at reservation time, by credit card or paypal (in both case 4% more) in order to guarantee your reservation.
- Due payment will be made by cash in EURO the day of the tour.
- There will be a full charge to your deposit for bookings canceled less than 14 days prior or for no-shows.
- No charge for cancellations made with at least 14 days prior notice.
If you are interested in proceeding we will send you the complete terms of service upon request. They can also be viewed on the website by clicking the TERMS AND CONDITIONS link at the bottom of any page.