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Colonnata: Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Colonnata: Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep

From US$ 80.04 per person

Jump on a jeep and start exploring stunning marble caves with your expert guide. Savor the real taste of Colonnata with a slice of the delicious Lardo di Colonnata.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an adventurous jeep tour in the Carrara marble caves
  • Learn about the excavation process
  • Follow the winding roads of the Colonnata Valley
  • Taste the delicious Lardo di Colonnata
Full description
Look inside the vast white wounds that open up on the wild slopes of Carrara. Learn how the quarries have provided marble to towns and cities across Italy for more than 2,000 years. Hear about the history of the marble used to build the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Ancient Rome, along with many sculptures of the Renaissance. Drive to different active quarries of up to 1,000 meters above sea level. Get in touch with the people, places, and machinery of an ancient tradition. Follow the winding roads of the Colonnata Valley and get detailed explanations about the old and modern excavation process. Take panoramic pictures of a terraced quarry in the Miseglia Valley before visiting an amazing underground quarry. Stop to taste some Lardo di Colonnata IGP on the way back to the starting point. Enjoy this traditional charcuterie product obtained from the fat of the pork and cured in marble bowls.
Includes
  • Jeep tour
  • Lardo di Colonnata IGP tasting
  • Local expert guide
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Great time with professional and attentive guides. We were late and Gabriel did what was necessary to allow us to join the group and enjoy this visit. The careers are impressive, the comments informative (and in very good French) and the 4 * 4 ride rich in thrills. We recommend !

August 4, 2021

it was a very interesting tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We really enjoyed it if I could give a recommendation of how the tour can improve, I would suggest that an introduction of the trip be done upon arrival. this way we would know what the trip consisted of. the way we had it was that we were asked into a car and driven off without an introduction or an explanation. it would also be nice if the Jeeps would be kept clean because they were very dirty inside. I understand that it is not easy because there is a lot of dust but maybe an vacuum cleaner would come in handy

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July 14, 2021

We learned a lot about marvelous marble. The tour guide did an excellent job (and was a good driver as well). We enjoyed it very much in a small group and, as an add on, received breathtaking views from the mountains over the pits and the see.

October 10, 2021

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