• Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara
  • Cave di Marmo Carrara
    Cave di Marmo Carrara

General


  

Dozens centuries ago, the mankind discovered that the Apuan Alps concealing an endless resource of a white and compact marble,
unique in the world; since the origins it was obvious that the stone
was living and it was looking for their place in History,
by designing the most perfect figures, able to emulate and
to overcome the nature’s creation.

A stone which, like a living thing, turns and sublimates
depending of the light or of the eye of the beholder,
subject to be shaped, eroded, shattered, trampled, but - however - not destined to be ignored.

 

To discover the “arte del levare” directly inside the marble quarries,
into the same places visited by Donatello, Michelangelo and Canova ,
is practically a mystical experience, offering everyone the opportunity to rule and to mold the “sacred stone" of our forefathers , to know its nature and to involve all your 5 senses.

 

 

 

Cave di Marmo Tours
!!!Adventurous!!!

 

 

 

 

 

At the end of the guided tour by 4x4 vehicles inside the marble quarries, it is possible to extend your “experience-based journey” partecipating in a carving crash course:

- after a brief introduction the master sculptor will monitor each individual participant while carrying out activities of slotting and molding, by ensuring his assistance the whole time;

- brief but complete carving experience on a marble piece, using manual and pneumatic tools;

- engraving of a marble flake as a souvenir of this experience to take away.

N.B.: The own time management is free, everyone can autonomously.decide time allocation for pauses, coffee break and carving (obviously within theagreed time limit).

What includes the courses cost:

- transfer to and from the art studio

- a master sculptor assistance while the practice

- professional up-to-date tools (whether pneumatic or manual),  certified and periodically revised

- working place inside the art studio with electricity and compressed air

- row marble pieces for the practice

- earplugs and by law work-goggles

- accident insurance.

- coffee and mineral water bottles

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the “Sculpture 1o1” (option 1)

Duration:

30 minutes

Minimum of partecipants

6 persons

Course price:

€ 50,00/person

PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATION REQUIRED

ATTENZIONE: PRENOTAZIONE OBBLIGATORIA

the Sculpture 1o1(option 2)

Duration:

60 minuti

Minimum of partecipants

4 persons

Course price:

€ 75,00/person

PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATION REQUIRED

the Sculpture 1o1(option 3)

Duration:

120 minuti

Minimum of partecipants

4 persons

Course price:

€ 120,00/person

PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATION REQUIRED

!!!!!

To reserve courses of creative sculpture more in-depth (2 or more days), have please a look on www.corsidiscultura.it or send an e-mail to our address.

All those who have reserved a 2 or more days course of creative sculpture, have the right to enjoy a guided tour by 4x4 FOR FREE (to be carried out in the late afternoon).

 

We are at your disposal to organize daily transfer  services, catering and hotels and/or B&B reservations in our territory

 

 

 

 

N.B: Our invoices are subject to the special laws of tourism (Art. 74-ter of Dpr n. 633/72) -DM n.340/1999
 VAT will not be unbundled and non-deductible

 

  

 

 

The marble quarries**, enormous white wounds that open themselves along wild and abrupt slopes, where small men handle gigantic stone

blocks. For the last 2000 years here nature and man's work daily embrace and reject each other in order to supply the raw material for

architectural and artistic works that embellish the squares, the palaces, and the private buildings all over the world.

We wish to let you know a different and fascinating reality, a combination of fatigue and brilliance, ancient sweat and modern technology.

The world of marble is not just the excavation or processing of a stone, but the history of a territory and its population that have been

synonyms of marble it self for ages. The quarries, the techniques and the history as well as the quarrymen's villages, their thousand-year

habits and customs, their language their food and everyday life.

Our guided tours to the marble quarries will allow you, in absolute safety, to get in touch directly with the people, places, instruments,

machineries and daily gestures of an ancient knowledge.

The guided tour by 4x4 must be reserved in advance and it starts EVERY DAY

 

 

**Please note: many people think there are in Carrara (only) marble mines or marble caves but is not so: almost all of the quarries aren’t looking like

mines or caves but, during the tour by 4x4 vehicles, according to the security, we will usually visit also an underground quarry

(popularly marble mine/marble cave).   

 

 

 

 

The Marble emotion 

When starts this tour?: at 9,30 AM / at 11,00 AM / at 12,30 AM / at 2,00 PM / at 3,30 PM / at 5,00 PM
   
Where starts this tour?:

 Strada comunale per Colonnata, 1 - località Calaggio

Lat. 44.082224 - Long. 10.146488

  It is possible a pick up/drop off at the Carrara-Avenza train station or at the campings located in Marina di Massa
   
How long lasts it?:
 1 hour & 25 minutes
   
What will we see?:

driving inside a lot of different active quarries, we’ll reach an altitude around 1000 meters above the sea level,

having many stops for technical explanations, to take pictures, to see every single moment of the excavation etc.

Guided tour schedule:

off-road route along the winding roads in the Colonnata valley.

Stopover inside an “as a well developed quarry” to provide detailed explanations about the old and the

modern excavation sistems.

Transfer to an “open sky quarry” to take highly panoramic pictures and to receive more information about the

quarries regulation.

Return to the starting point with a stop for a taste of the famous "Lardo of Colonnata IGP”.

 

 

 

INSIDE the marble

When starts this tour?: at 9,30 AM and at 2,00 PM
   
Where starts this tour?:

 Strada comunale per Colonnata, 1 - località Calaggio Lat. 44.082224 - Long. 10.146488
  It is possible a pick up/drop off at the Carrara-Avenza train station or at the campings located in Marina di Massa
   
How long lasts it?:
2 hours & 25 minutes
   
What will we see?:

driving inside a lot of different, active quarries, we’ll reach an altitude around 1000 meters above the sea level,

having many stops for technical explanations, to take pictures, to see every single moment of the excavation etc.

Programma della visita guidata:

Guided tour schedule:

off-road route along the winding roads in the Colonnata valley.

Stopover inside an “as a well developed quarry” to provide detailed explanations about the old and the

modern excavation sistems.

Transfer to an “open sky quarry” to take highly panoramic pictures and to receive more information about the

quarries regulation.

Drive through the Miseglia valley having a stopover inside a “terraced quarry” before to drive inside an

amazing “underground quarry”.

Return to the starting point with a stop for a taste of the famous "Lardo of Colonnata IGP”.

 

**Please note: our vehicles have 8 seats for the passengers, 4 of which are facing in the driving direction and 4 are facing laterally (see the picture below).The seats AREN’T bookable in advance and the guests, according to the needs of the participants to the guided tours, will choose as mutually agreed the seat.

 

 

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Luxury Travel

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pick up / drop off at La Spezia port:

until 4 persons = € 50,00/vehicle

until 8 persons = € 80,00/vehicle

pick up / drop off at Marina di Carrara port, no supplement.

pick up / drop of at Livorno (leighorn) port

until 4 persons = € 150,00/vehicle

until 8 persons = € 200/vehicle