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Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from FLORENCE

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Discover the captivating beauty of the Carrara marble quarries and the picturesque Cinque Terre on this private tour from Florence. Follow in the footsteps of the great Michelangelo as you explore the quarries where he hand-picked the marble for his iconic sculptures. Marvel at the stunning scenery of the five colorful seaside towns that make up the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a self-guided tour of the villages, with optional stops in Colonnata, famous for its lardo di Colonnata delicacy. This tour offers a unique and immersive experience, allowing you to soak in the history, culture, and natural beauty of these remarkable destinations. Don't miss the opportunity to be awed by the marble of Carrara and the enchanting charm of the Cinque Terre.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Not Included
  • 9 hours
  • Suitable for 2-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Trace Michelangelo's footsteps to Carrara marble quarries
  • Experience the stunning beauty of Cinque Terre
  • Visit the world-renowned town of Colonnata
  • Explore the picturesque village of Vernazza
  • Discover the charm of Borgo Storico di Manarola
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • Free wi-fi on board
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Lunch

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Introduction:

The Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from FLORENCE is a unique and enchanting experience that takes you on a journey through Italian history, art, and natural beauty. This tour allows you to follow in the footsteps of the great master Michelangelo, as you explore the very same marble quarries where he handpicked the stones for his iconic sculptures such as the Pieta' and the David. Carrara, located just 250 miles from FLORENCE, offers a glimpse into the world of marble craftsmanship and the fascinating process of extracting this precious material.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 540 minutes filled with awe-inspiring sights and unforgettable moments. The itinerary includes visiting the impressive Carrara marble quarries, which were even featured in the James Bond movie "007 Quantum of Solace." You have the option to explore the caves by either minivan or 4WD, allowing you to witness the enormity and beauty of these natural wonders up close. As part of the tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit Colonnata, a charming town famous for its delicacy called Lardo di Colonnata. Indulge your taste buds with this unique treat, made of pork fat aged in marble vats, and savor the flavors of the region. Another highlight of the tour is the visit to the picturesque Cinque Terre villages. These five colorful seaside towns, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offer a stunning and scenic palette of blues and greens. Explore Vernazza, Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and Borgo Storico di Manarola at your own pace, immersing yourself in the local culture, architecture, and breathtaking coastal views.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and nature lovers alike. Whether you are a fan of Michelangelo and want to follow his artistic journey, or you simply appreciate the beauty of Italian landscapes, this experience caters to a wide range of interests. Solo travelers, couples, families, and friends can all enjoy the enchanting sights and immersive activities offered on this tour.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour to discover the secrets of Carrara marble and witness the legacy of Michelangelo firsthand. Not only will you be able to explore the breathtaking marble quarries and learn about the intricate process of extraction, but you will also have the chance to visit the iconic Cinque Terre villages. This combination of art, nature, and authentic Italian culture sets this tour apart from others. By booking this tour, you are not only investing in an unforgettable experience, but you are also supporting local communities and artisans who have been crafting marble for centuries. Immerse yourself in the rich history and natural wonders of Carrara and the Cinque Terre, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know:

During this tour, the total duration is 540 minutes, allowing you ample time to explore the marble quarries and the Cinque Terre villages. The self-guided tours in Vernazza, Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and Borgo Storico di Manarola give you the flexibility to discover these charming towns at your own pace. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be some walking involved throughout the tour. Don't forget your camera to capture the breathtaking landscapes and picturesque villages. Please note that entrance fees and meals are not included in the tour price, so it's a good idea to bring some extra cash for any additional expenses.

Reviews:

Travelers who have experienced the Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from FLORENCE have raved about the unique and immersive nature of the experience. They highlight the incredible beauty of the marble quarries, the fascinating insight into Michelangelo's artistic process, and the enchanting atmosphere of the Cinque Terre villages. Many have praised the knowledgeable guides and the opportunity to explore at their own pace, allowing for a truly personalized and unforgettable adventure. Overall, feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with travelers expressing their satisfaction with the tour's organization, professionalism, and the wealth of knowledge shared throughout the journey. Whether you're an art aficionado, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a captivating Italian adventure, this tour promises to leave a lasting impression.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Marble Caves of Carrara

OPTIONAL Visit to the impressive Carrara marble quarries. 007 Quantum of Solace movie location Possible tour by minivan or by 4WD

Admission Not Included

Colonnata

OPTIONAL Self guided visit of the town of the famous "Lardo" (lard)

Vernazza

Self guided tours of the Cinque Terre villages

Borgo Storico di Corniglia

Self guided tour of the Cinque Terre villages

Borgo Storico di Manarola

Self guided tour of the village

Reviews

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Harvey_H

My wife and I loved this trip. Roberto was a great guide who made sure we saw everything we wanted to. He had to drive far out of his way to get us back to the hotel because a wildfire had closed so many roads, but he was pleasant and professional the whole time.
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