Fifty miles north from the port (one hour drive) lies Carrara, famous worldwide for its marble
quarries, exploited since roman time, where Michelangelo and Canova used to take the raw material for their
works, today used to furnish the most luxury buildings.
Take the chance to visit a quarry in activity with an expert guide, who will explain every step of the digging
process, along with a sculpture atelier, where skilled artists transform it into pieces of art, or a marble workshop, where it is worked for architectural
purpose. Discover then Colonnata, an old quarrymen village, and taste the lard produced here with a unique
method, once the food of the local workers. During the visit comprehensive information will be given about
history, marble working, custom. Consistently with the time left, another visit is
possible, for instance Pisa on our way back.