Carrara Marble Quarries tour
Marble quarries tours, 4x4 jeep tour for individuals and groups in Carrara marble mines, guided visits in Carrara marble caves
Explore the heart of Tuscany on a guided off-road adventure. Let our highly qualified, experienced and professional off road guide do the driving, while you sit back, enjoy the ride and take in the spectacular vistas and discover places normally inaccessible. If you have a taste for adventure—not to mention dust, this tour is perfect for you!
Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble of high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor and has been used since the time of Ancient Rome. During the Renaissance Michelangelo chose the blocks for his sculptures personally in the quarries. The Apuan Alps above Carrara show evidence of at least 650 quarry sites, with about half of them currently abandoned or worked out. The Carrara quarries have produced more marble than any other place on earth.
Do not miss the chance to try the "The Quarryman Breakfast" and taste the delicious Lardo di ColonnataGourmet experience
We are pleased to offer you an off road 4×4 trip in the stunning scenery of the Carrara marble quarries. Our professional drivers and tour guides will drive you in absolute safety along the winding roads, usually inaccessible to most visitors, together with the trucks that, during the working days, transport the marble blocks downhill. It will be a once in a life experience. During the tour you will reach an altitude of almost 1000 meters above the sea level, you'll have the unique opportunity to take a fascinating ride through the Fantascritti marble valley and take a lot of pictures. Our highly experienced guides will give you detailed information about the geology of marble and all the technical explanations about both ancient and modern methods of excavation and transportation of marble throughout 2000 years. Our Marble Quarries Tours also include your pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation.
The proposed itineraries are only examples. For customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact us.
Why Should You Choose Us?
- COMFORTABLE MINIVAN
- ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
- FREE WIFI ON BOARD
- FREE WATER ON BOARD
- FLEXIBLE EXCURSIONS
- 24/7 SUPPORT FOR TRAVELERS