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PRIVATE tour in Carrara marble quarries with 4x4 vehicles

4.5 (207)
Carrara, IT
4.5 (207)
Carrara, IT
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Discover the captivating world of Carrara marble quarries on a private tour with 4x4 vehicles. Immerse yourself in the fascinating reality of hard work and genius, where ancient sweat meets modern technology. Our guided tours provide a unique opportunity to witness the places, people, tools, machinery, and everyday gestures of ancient wisdom that gave birth to modern sculpture. With absolute safety as our priority, you can experience direct contact with this rich history. Start your journey with a tasting of the renowned Lardo di Colonnata PGI, where you'll learn about its historical origin, preparation and seasoning methods, and unexpected organoleptic properties. Join us on this 145-minute adventure and have an unforgettable experience exploring the Carrara marble quarries.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the fascinating reality of Carrara marble quarries
  • Get up close with ancient tools, machinery, and everyday gestures
  • Learn about the historical origin and preparation of Lardo di Colonnata
  • Taste the renowned and unique flavors of Lardo di Colonnata
  • Enjoy a private and personalized tour experience
  • Private transportation

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Introduction

Experience the mysterious world of Carrara marble quarries on a private tour with 4x4 vehicles. Step into a different and captivating reality, where geniuses and hard work come together to shape magnificent sculptures. This guided tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the ancient wisdom behind modern sculpting, as you dive into the heart of this fascinating industry. From the sweat of centuries past to the cutting-edge technology of today, discover the secrets that make Carrara marble famous worldwide.

What to expect?

Embark on a 145-minute journey that will take you through the entire marble quarrying process. Begin your adventure by meeting your knowledgeable guide at the designated meeting point, situated near Carrara centro. Your first stop is a tantalizing tasting of the renowned Lardo di Colonnata PGI. Listen to detailed explanations about the historical origins, preparation, seasoning methods, and unique flavors of this local delicacy. Then, it's time to hop into a comfortable 4x4 vehicle and venture deep into the Carrara marble quarries.

Who is this for?

This private tour is perfect for anyone seeking an immersive experience into the world of marble quarrying. Whether you're a lover of history, art, or simply curious about the processes behind creating stunning sculptures, this tour will meet your expectations. Suitable for all ages, it's a great opportunity for families, friends, and solo travelers to discover the rich heritage and craftsmanship behind Carrara marble.

Why book this?

Unveil the hidden beauty of Carrara marble quarries, a truly unique experience that combines history, artistry, and natural wonders. Wander through this mesmerizing landscape, surrounded by enormous marble blocks and intricate machinery. With the guidance of experienced experts, gain an intimate understanding of the quarrying process and the tools used. Impress your friends with fascinating insights into the birthplace of modern sculpture and the ancient wisdom that lives on. Book this private tour to create lasting memories and gain a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship that has shaped the world.

Good to know

As you embark on this adventure, ensure you wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes suitable for walking in uneven terrain. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the spectacular views of Carrara marble quarries in all their glory. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your safety is a top priority, as the tour is conducted in absolute safety with trained guides. Prepare to be amazed by the fascinating stories and insights shared throughout the tour, offering a comprehensive understanding of Carrara marble's importance in art and history.

Reviews

Those who have experienced the private tour in Carrara marble quarries rave about the captivating journey into the heart of this ancient industry. Visitors have praised the knowledgeable guides who bring the history and craftsmanship to life, offering a truly immersive experience. Travelers appreciate the opportunity to witness the marble quarrying process firsthand, marveling at the sheer scale of the quarries and the intricate machinery at work. Overall, the tour receives high praise for its unique insights, breathtaking views, and the chance to see where modern sculpture was born.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Lardo di Colonnata

Tasting of the renowned Lardo di Colonnata PGI with detailed explanations relating to the historical origin of the product, the preparation and seasoning methods and the unexpected organoleptic properties

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Reviews

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4.5 (207)

Cammie_M

The marble quarries were more impressive than we even thought they’d be! The caves were incredible! The views to die for! Our guide, however was a condescending, grumpy old man. We were afraid to even ask questions for fear of being berated by this unhappy human!

354nancyf

Heike, our tour guide, was fabulous! She was full of wonderful insights and information about the industry and processes . We really were not prepared for such a great experience. Plus, the ride up to the mine was thrilling ( not for height averse people). Do not miss this!

mtp576

The tour and the tour guide were excellent. However, the start point is hard to find; GPS was not able to find it, so we had to call for directions. Once we arrived, it was great.

MCGIMSIE

Gabrielle the worst guide ever!Made culturally offensive jokes,smoked inside &ditched before the end

leaha185

We signed up for the private tour of the Carrara quarries, and we’re driven up into the heart of the stone cutting area. Although we had a car and guide to ourselves while driving, the tour was given to 3 vehicles full of travelers. The 2 guides were very knowledgeable about the stone cutting process and had unbelievable access to the active quarries. We highly recommend this excursion! We do have a word of advice for the guides: given the active nature of the work going on around us, a few words of introduction and advice about safety, before leaving the meeting place, would have been helpful. We had no idea what to expect, and therefore there was some confusion among the group about expectations.

Vincent B

My wife and I paid for a private tour including rt from the train station.Well worth it for us. Exciting but rough 4 x4 adventure into the mountains of marble. Excellent explanation of quarries worked for 3,000 years. The group tours heard our guide/driver give most of the information at the photo stops but some had to sit on benches in the back of one of the 3 vehicles or be 6 in a Land Rover. That would have been too uncomfortable for us. This was a “ not to be missed” experience and met our value for money standards.

laura g

Driver was very informative. Felt safe all the way up the mountain in our jeep. Went on a Saturday so no workers felt like we had the whole area to ourselves.

Frank M

Whatever you have heard or seen on TV or YouTube about Carrara - forget it. One MUST have to see and experience the marble quarries "live". The vastness of the collection of sites is breathtaking. The ease with which truck drivers and guys handling huge machines navigate the steep rubble tracks is aweinspiring, as is the precision with which the marble is cut out of the mountain and then handled almost with a "soft" touch as if these blocks didn't weigh several tons each. And we wholeheartedly recommend doing a tour with this operator. Heike is not only knowledgeable but also very friendly, patient with her guests and she goes the extra mile to make this tour an unforgettable experience.

AAvidan

You travel in Range Rovers in groups up into the quarries where our guide ,Heike, explained exactly how the marble is cut and transported not only now bt in years/ centuries past. It is an amazing tour, well wort it.

Jill_S

Excellent tour! We were in the mines with the workers, not just looking in from far away. A must-do if in the area!
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