Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Land Rover

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Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit the marble quarries of Carrara on a half-day tour from Colonnata that highlights the marble industry in Italy. Learn how the marble was mined to build the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in ancient Rome, and how it was often used for sculpture during the Renaissance. See several active quarries, hear about ancient and modern mining processes, and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide.
  • See where some of Italy’s most famous marble originates
  • View the Colonnata and Miseglia valleys along the way
  • Sample a traditional appetizer during the return drive (own expense)
  • Travel in comfort by air-conditioned vintage 4WD vehicle

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Expert guide

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 8, 54033 Carrara MS, Italy

      Stadio dei Marmi - 4 Olimpionici Azzurri Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 8, 54033 Carrara MS, Italy Near the marble obelisk in front of the stadium and the bus stop. Search a Defender with an orange sign. From Carrara Avenza Train Station station Bus L51-L52-L53-L54-L70 Direction - Carrara Ospedale

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for travelers with acrophobia
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    27 reviews
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    Mountains of marble
    Gail_M, Nov 2023
    The experience was informative from beginning to end. The sheer majesty of the Apua Alps, the huge pieces of marble the process of cutting and removing down to the port is awe inspiring. The underground mining of marble was impressive. The drive up and down the mountain hair raising. The visit to the mountain food spot was welcome.
    Ultimate experience
    Michela_B, Aug 2023
    Two and a half hours on the steep roads of the quarries. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. Interesting and fascinating. Wonderful view to the sea. The only foresight: if you suffer from dizziness as I do, just be prepared. I recommend it!!!! I suggest to establish a Museum of the ancient tools and images from the past.
    The tour itself was very...
    Julia_B, Jul 2023
    The tour itself was very interesting and a pleasure to do! But the Tourguide was sometimes very impolite answering questions from the audience! Also the promised Apero after the tour was missing! Based on all that the price is to high!
    Awe Struck!
    Elaine_M, Sep 2022
    Ride up to the top! And watching the saw work. Was amazed at the size of the slabs. I didn’t know that Carrara marble was in Philly cheese, facial creams and my toothpaste!
    would still recommend
    Maria_C, Apr 2022
    impressive site. Negatives: Tour started at 2:30 even though our confirmation said 2:00. They said they sent an email with the time change, but I never received it. Confirmation said snacks included; there were none. Drivers/guides were very nice/entertaining. Some of our guide’s explanations were difficult to follow.
    Luc_M, Apr 2024
    Tout est très bien et spectaculaire chauffeur très gentil et compétent , connaissant bien le sujet , très content de l’avoir fait
    Emma_C, Jan 2024
    Tour molto ben organizzato. Le guide sono state gentili e disponibili. Bella la sosta per l'assaggio del lardo di Colonnata. A mio parere entusiasmante la visita alla cava sotterranea.
    Imponenti cave
    Simona_B, Aug 2023
    Posto veramente affascinante ! Scoprire i mille usi del marmo,la sua faticosissima estrazione e girare in jeep all’interno di queste fantastiche e imponenti cave ! Tutto molto bello e interessante ,peccato il mancanti aperitivo descritto nella prenotazione ,ma per nulla previsto durante la gita
    Der Mensch ist klein-die Steine gross!
    Mesmer_S, Aug 2023
    War interessant! Spannend die Fahrt in die Brüche. Der Untertagabau ist beeindruckend. Die Komentare des Sprechers sind leicht von gestern - aber es gab auch interessantes!
    Da Colonnata alle cave di marmo
    Emilio_g, Jul 2023
    Interessantissima visita nel tempio mondiale del marmo. Fantastici panorami oltre che insoliti e guida estremamente preparata. Eccitante anche il trasferimento da Colonnata alle cave in Defender.
    Je recommande
    Gilles_M, Jun 2023
    C’était très impressionnant, ça nous a beaucoup plus. Nous avons bien apprécié la guide, elle maîtrise son sujet tout autant que son 4x4, Je le recommande même si je trouve ça un peu onéreux.
    Expérience unique !
    AnneMarie_T, Apr 2023
    Le tour en 4x4 est impressionnant, les explications claires et pertinentes ( en anglais en l’occurrence) : une expérience à ne pas manquer !
    Se le Alpi Apuane potessero parlare..
    Maria_R, Mar 2022
    Tour intéressante e allo stesso tempo inquietante. Il percorso in jeep potrebbe impressionare per le pendenze importanti da affrontare, ma è comunque sicuro perché affidato a persone esperte e qualificate.
    Da non perdere
    Daniela_T, Aug 2021
    Entusiasmante e arricchente, con qualche brivido sulle salite alla cava. Gli usi del marmo non li conoscevo

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