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Absolutely worth the effort.

This is the source of the of marble Michelangelo and Donatello masterpieces. It's an enormous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JonRMack
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Newfane, Vermont
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Another last minute decision to stop in at Carrara whilst on a road trip through Italy travelling... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Just1Trip
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Melbourne, Australia
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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.
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Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the source of the of marble Michelangelo and Donatello masterpieces. It's an enormous mountain entirely of marble. The underground part isn't long, but absolutely worth it. It's like being in the inside of a set of a James Bond or Star Wars movie,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Another last minute decision to stop in at Carrara whilst on a road trip through Italy travelling with 2 kids 9 and 11. The drive up the mountain was tight and not for the faint hearted however once at the top it is worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 901denalil
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
7  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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Judy T
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OMALILY
October 15, 2018|
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Response from tatasz | Reviewed this property |
I used no tour operator. I took train to Carrara Avenza (was staying in Pisa) - you can buy tickets at the station, there is an english option in the machines, and staff also spoke english. Then, i took a bus to Carrara... More
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mrs0
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Yes tours are available in English. I took both the underground and surface 4 X 4 tour today and tour guides spoke English.
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