Carrara: its famous marble quarries and fairs

The city of Carrara has a worldwide reputation for its marble quarries. Unique in the world, nestled in the heart of the mountains, the spectacular white marble quarries are like a lunar vision to the eyes of the visitors.

You can touch this precious material, favoured by so many great artists such as Michelangelo and Canova, with your own hands.

A special excursion enables you to visit them and enjoy the magnificent view: adventurers will discover the main Carrara marble basins, an unforgettable experience especially on board of special jeeps that have access to the highest peaks of the Apuan Alps.

On the coastal side, Carrara with its Cathedral entirely built out of marble, has an ideal historical centre for relaxing walks dedicated to art, culture and shopping.