Carrara and its Marble Caves
The world capital of marble, Carrara is known for its marble quarries, enormous white
wounds that open themselves along wild and abrupt slopes, where small men handle
gigantic stone blocks.
What to see:
The Fantiscritti Cave Museum, Malaspina Castle, Parco della Padula, Accademia di Belle
arti, Marble Museum, Cave 177, Ravaccione Cave and the several and the artist's
workrooms of Carrara and of the neighbouring villages.
How to get it:
Take A12/E80 from Via Marco Polo direction Via Massa Avenza in Massa
Frequent regional trains link the two towns in less than 30 minutes.
How to visit it:
Visit the marble quarries on 4x4 off road vehicle is a unique and profound experience.
It means to enjoy the charm of places inaccessible for most of the visitors, travelling along
winding and steep roads reaching 900 mt. altitude.
Sculpture enthusiasts can see the characteristic artists' ateliers, along with exhibits paying
homage to important names in contemporary sculpture – whether part of events focused
on marble work in Carrara or in neighboring communities.