Carrara, an ancient Roman colony, is known throughout the world for its marble quarries. Both the city and the entire province of Massa-Carrara are appreciated for the extraction of the white treasure.
Everything in Carrara talks about its famous marble, from the magnificent Duomo, to Piazza Alberica, to the Civic Museum of Marble, rich in ancient objects and precious archaeological finds, and to the spectacular marble quarries, passing over the Bridges of Vara and inside the galleries. carved into the rock.
In Campocecina, in the Apuan Alps, you can admire the Cava dei Poeti, on whose walls, on the occasion of the 2002 Biennale, phrases by illustrious men and famous poets were carved
If you have ever wondered where the material of important works of art such as those of Michelangelo or Canova comes from and have ever dreamed of visiting a quarry, in Carrara all of this it is made possible thanks to fascinating tours that lead the visitor into the heart of the Alps Apuane to discover the history of marble extraction from antiquity to the present day.
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