How to visit the world renowned Carrara Marble Quarries

How to visit Carrara marble quarries

The Marble queries are a breathtaking place located on the Apuane Alps visible from the coast and known for the exportation of this precious material all over the world. This spectacular site has a unique scenario similar to amphitheatre but with only elements.

You can visit the Marble queries by your own or by guided tour.

Visiting the Marble queries by car or motorbike

From Fiumaretta you can easily reach Colonnata, the small town of the cave, in just minutes. Along the road which lead to the queries you can admire amazing view on the coast. We strongly recommend a stop in one of the local restaurant to taste the famous lardo, a typical colodcut of the area and drink a local wine. Other places you can’t missing are the area of Fantiscritti and Ponti di Vara.

Guided tour of Marble queries in Carrara

Guided tour of Carrara marble Quarries

If you prefer visiting the queries with local guides, you can count on the many companies located in the town of Carrara. They will take care to show you a 360° experience, from the precious marble to the extractions technique.

On the web site of Agenzia per il turismo di Massa Carrara, you can find the list of the operators that organizing these tours like the Carrara Marble Tour or Marmo Tour. Prepare yourself to live an unforgettable experience with a 4×4. The duration is between 1 and 3 hours and you will have the possibility to stop by the typical local restaurants to taste several products. You can finish the day in the small town of Carrara.