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Both underground and surface quarry tours are not to be missed

Different companies manage the underground and surface quarry tours. The underground tour was 10... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denali L
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A different experience

I had a great experience visiting the underground cave (EUR 10) and an open cave (EUR 12) in... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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Famous for their white marble, these caves in the Apua Mountains serve as studios of stone sculpting and bronze art, where famous artists and sculptors from all over the world come to work.
Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara, Italy
+39 328 018 9464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Different companies manage the underground and surface quarry tours. The underground tour was 10 euros and surface tour in 4 X 4 Land Rover at 12 euro per adult were outstanding. The guide spoke English. The guide drove to the top of the mountain with...More

Thank Denali L
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I had a great experience visiting the underground cave (EUR 10) and an open cave (EUR 12) in Fantiscritti. Actually they are a bit overpriced. Both tours lasted less than 1 hour, not really necessary to book in advance, although it might be necessary in...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

The Carrara Museum is very interesting and the drive up the mountain offers great views of the marble being mined and the views across the valley. Near the museum are shops that will sell all sorts of marble items. If you just want a small...More

2  Thank Pam H
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The quarries are simply impressive. There are several ways to see them - there are guided tours, and also several hiking trails that either pass through the quarries or offer a nice view of them.

1  Thank tatasz
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

My brother and I have worked in the mining industry for over 30 years in the US and take it from us if you use Marco for your private guide you won’t be disappointed. As a quarrymen himself and from a long family line of...More

5  Thank Robin R
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This ride into the quarries where marble for Michangelo’s David statue originated is like a trip back in time. You ride 3,000 feet into the Apuan alps in a 4x4, bumpy to be sure, and the road is twisty and on the edge of the...More

3  Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Nice and unique place in the world, but would plan a short visit. Guided tours are Oké but limited explanation.

1  Thank christophe V
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Amazing to see the origins of the marble, and a bit of adventure in the jeeps. The best group tour I've done.

2  Thank Judy T
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Úžasný zážitek, něco takového jsem ještě neviděla. Jen bych ráda upozornila, buďte opatrní na své brýle a objektivy. Brýle je nutné dokonale opláchnout, rozhodně nesahat na skla, neutírat, mramorový prach je poškodí Amazing experience. But be careful about your glasses, it is necessary to thoroughly...More

Thank Lenka D
Reviewed September 23, 2017

these are the mountains were Michael Angelo took all his marble for statues fantastic view from above nice trip

2  Thank zappa6699
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May 18, 2018|
Response from Denali L |
Yes tours are available in English. I took both the underground and surface 4 X 4 tour today and tour guides spoke English.