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Carrara: Exclusive Marble Cave Jeep Tour Adventure

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    Stop At: Marble Caves of Carrara, Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara Italy

    The marble quarries are enormous white wounds that open themselves along wild and abrupt slopes, where small men handle gigantic stone blocks. For the last 2000 years here, nature and man's work daily embrace and reject each other in order to supply the raw material for architectural and artistic works that embellish the squares, the palaces and the private buildings all over the world.

    Discover a fascinating reality, a combination of fatigue and brilliance, ancient sweat and modern technology. The world of marble is not just the excavation or processing of stone, but the history of a territory and its population that have been synonyms of marble itself for ages. Get in touch directly with the people, places, instruments, machinery and daily gestures of ancient knowledge.

    You will be driven inside a lot of different, active quarries, reaching an altitude of around 1000 meters above sea level, having many stops for technical explanations, taking pictures and seeing every single moment of the excavation. Enjoy an off-road route along the winding roads in the Colonnata Valley. Stopover inside another quarry and be provided with detailed explanations about the old and modern excavation systems. Transfer to an “open sky quarry” to take highly panoramic pictures and to receive more information about the quarry regulations. Then, you will be driven through the Miseglia Valley having a stopover inside a “terraced quarry,” before visiting an amazing “underground quarry.” Return to the starting point with a stop for a taste of the famous Lardo of Colonnata IGP. Get ready for an adventurous experience in Carrara.

    Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Strada comunale per Colonnata, 1, Calaggio
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    2h 18m
    Inclusions
    • 1 licensed guide service
    • 1 tour by 4x4 vehicles
    • 1 Lardo of Colonnata IGP tasting
    • Insurance (by law)
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • everything not mentioned in inclusions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Possible pick-up/ drop-off at Carrara-Avenza train station or at the camping sites located in Marina di Massa, please ask for more information
    • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    I had wonderful day. It was very nice experience. Incredible views, many interesting informations. Friendly and professional tour guides. Highly recommend.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Peter B
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The actual location of the quarries and marble mine is incredible. I had been looking forward to this for many months and the atmosphere and scenery far exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately our visit was soured by our guide’s bizarre behaviour and the pile of rubbish...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jody P
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Our trip to Carrara was not at all as expected. We were led to believe that there were no more than 6 people on the trip in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle with a gourmet Lardo di Colonnata tasting. What we got was a dilapidated Land...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank lisa51122018
    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    It was really exiting. We only had the problem to find the starting point. It is not in Colonnata. It is at the bar at the road to Colonnata earlier at the left side.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Wolfgang K
    Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

    An experience not to be missed and worth a special trip. The guide was superb giving a detailed insight into all things relating the history and workings of the World's largest marble quarry. A truly memorable experience. Thank you Haiki.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    I have made a booking for August 2nd using Tripadvisor with no problems
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    Response from OnAir567973 | Reviewed this property |
    yes.they charge extra about 40 euros but the staff picks you up and dropd you off at carrara station
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    • Marble Caves of Carrara
    • Duration: 2h 18m
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    • Languages Offered: English, German, Italian
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