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LivItaly's Private Carrara Marble Tour is a fantastic, adventurepacked way to get a 360degree overview of the marble that shaped the Renaissance. This unique experience will take you to the Marble Quarries of Carrara via Land Rover – a perfect activity for family fun! Feel the thrill of an actionpacked day at the quarries and revel
20191017&ensp·&enspCarrara marble is a type of white or bluegrey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in the city of Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modernday Tuscany, Italy.History&ensp·&ensp
20191113&ensp·&enspCarrara (/ k ə ˈ r ɑːr ə / kəRARə, Italian: [karˈraːra] Emilian: Carara) is a city and comune in Tuscany, in central Italy, of the province of Massa and Carrara, and notable for the white or bluegrey marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione River, some 100 kilometres (62 mi) westnorthwest of Florence.Its motto is Fortitudo mea in rota (Latin: "My strength is in the wheel").
Carrara marble quarries are situated nearby the city of Carrara in the province of MassaCarrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of Tuscany. Carrara marble is a type of white or bluegrey marble of very high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor. Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome.
201956&ensp·&enspCarrara, in northern Tuscany, is built along a river below the famous marble quarries that have been in use since Roman times and where famous Renaissance sculptors such as Michelangelo sourced their marble. Carrara is not only known as the city of marble but also as the birthplace of anarchism in
Carrara By Carrarino at Italian Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, Link What to see in Carrara, Tuscany. The main square Piazza Alberica is a vast and beautiful space. It's the 'living room' of the city that hosts festivals during the summer. It's surrounded by elegant and colorful 16001700 buildings with marble decoration, notably the Palazzo dei Conti del Medico,which shows off a red facade
2010828&ensp·&enspA visit to the marble quarries of Carrara is perhaps like none other in Italy. We were invited on a private tour to check out the zone as part of a day which also included a couple of hours on a fishing boat with lunch from the port of Massa. Unfortunately, due to rough weather, the boat trip was
Inside the Marble Quarries of Carrara (Cave di Marmo) Once arrived on the Alps, you will leave our minivan to go on a Jeep, ready to start your Off Road Carrara Marble Tour. We must remember that Marble Quarries are active working places, so you can't visit them on your own but you can only visit these marvellous places with our authorized
Carrara and the marble civilization. The ancient Romans discovered 2,000 years ago the presence of this white and shiny stone in the mountains we now call the Apuan Alps. Rome, the imperial capital, was rebuilt using the white marbles that thousands of slaves dug, worked and transported to these mountains. After centuries of disruption, the extraction and processing of Carrara marble resumed
20191120&ensp·&enspThe deep connection between Carrara and its marble comes from long ago, going back to the origins of the town itself. Carrara has always been a centre of extraction and manufacturing of this fine material. The exploitation of the quarries, indeed, started with the Roman Empire and since then the production has never stopped.
2018830&ensp·&enspthe Carrara Marble sensu stricto. Formal name for this proposed 'global heritage stone resource' 'Carrara Marble'. Origin of name The name 'Carrara Marble' takes its origin from Carrara, a small town loed at the foot of the Apuan Alps, Massa province, Northwest Tuscany region, Italy. Geological name
Excursions for individuals, small groups, families to the Carrara marble quarries and to discover the world of marble. In addition to the most largest marble quarries in the world, our itineraries also include guided tours of the UNESCO city of Carrara for creativity, of sculpture workshops where marble craftsmen can be seen at work, of
Here you will find all the useful information about how to reach Carrara, tours of the marble quarries, what are the typical products, where tasting them and learn about its territory. In the tourist information page you will also find free itineraries to visit the marble and Carrara quarries in
Siamo aperti tutti i giorni, festivi compresi, dal 1 marzo al 2 novembre dalle 10:00 alle 17:00. Importante: si accettano prenotazioni solo per gruppi di almeno 20 persone. Per gruppi più piccoli di 20 persone la prenotazione non è necessaria: presentarsi il giorno stesso presso la nostra reception per partecipare al primo tour disponibile Una volta arrivati al nostro meeting point presso
Quarry in Carrara. The New York Times: Majestic Marble Quarries of Northern Italy. Henraux Cervaiole. Cervaiole Quarries. Carrara Port Cargo Ship. Borghini Quarry. Studi d'Arte Cave Michelangelo. Calaa Borghini Quarry. Truck with 20ton Block of Marble. Campolonghi Marble Company.
In Medieval Times especially architects ensured that marble from the surroundings of Como would be used for buildings in North and Middle Italy, particularly to build hedrals. During the Renaissance Michelangelo chose the blocks for his sculptures personally in the quarries. The white Carrara Marble has still a prestigious reputation.
20191119&ensp·&enspCarrara Marble Quarries Tour Map Guide to Visiting the Quarries Above Carrara. Italy City Map. Tuscany. Carrara Marble Quarries. Touring the marble mines in the Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany is an incredible visual experiencewhich is why the loion was chosen for the chase scene in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.
Italy is famous for its "white gold", the marmo di Carrara: hundreds of quarries have operated in the Apuan Alps since the days of ancient Rome.But did you know that, in addition to the renowned Carrara marble, there is also a prestigious and beautiful black marble called Portoro or Marmo di Portovenere?. Portoro Marble
The street artist Eduardo Kobra realized in 4 days, in July 2017, an extraordinary mural in the Carrara Marble Quarries depicting Michelangelo's David and symbolizing the return to the origin of art. 10 meters high, the work fully retains the artist's style, with its colored diamonds now found in many murals stered throughout the world.