Tours / Carrara Marble Quarries & Pisa Tour

Visiting the Carrara marble caves by minivan is an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy the charm of exclusive places otherwise inaccessible to visitors on their own.
Here the nature and the work of man come together to supply of the raw material of architectural and artistic works that embellish the squares, repairs and private buildings of the whole world. Masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà or the Pantheon in Rome are good examples.

The marble caves strike for the white "everywhere" that characterizes them with huge horizontal and transversal cuts that shape the slopes.

A reality made of hard work and ingenuity that for over 2000 years has represented a continuous challenge for the extraction of the precious material. So it is important to know both the extraction and processing techniques and the history of the area that has given beauty to the whole world.
The caves, the techniques and the history, are important as well as the millenary villages which guard the memory of the workers who extracted the marble for centuries.

Top quality off-road vehicles driven by our expert staff will lead you to an altitude of 900m, where you will see such breathtaking scenery. You will enjoy the charm of exclusive places, inaccessible to visitors on their own.
Moreover, you will be given detailed explanations about both ancient and modern excavation methods in direct contact with quarrymen in work days, while cutting marble or loading huge blocks on trucks. After that you will have a short break during which you will taste the unique flavour of the ‘Lardo di Colonnata’. Then you will reach an altitude of 1200m where you can’t keep your eyes off such a view.

Afterwards you will be driven to pisa where you will visit the most renowned squares and monuments, such as piazza dei miracoli (where carrara marble was also used in the construction site) with the leaning tower, the cemetery and the cathedral.

Info

Available days: Every day from Monday to Sunday

Bookable Starting Time: 08:15 am

Duration: 11 hours

Available Languages:

All, on reservation

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: Free up to 5 years

Meeting Point: At your hotel

The rate includes: Travel by  minivan with air conditioning Expert escort Guided visit of Carrara marble quarries  Visit of the “Larderia” Tasting of the “lardo di Colonnata” Short guided walking tour and free time in Pisa