"A great Tour" Carrara by BruceDunning

Carrara Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 45 photos

Keep working into the mountain

They keep digging out sections of the mountain. After all these years, apparently there is still more to dig. About 300,000 square meters are carved out yearly. Franco Barattini owns the three active quarries that marble is carved from. The colors are not only the famous white marble, but also about 50 other colors, besides granite in various colors.

Trucks are on the downhill trek

The trucks do get up speed in going down hill and I would not want to get in their way. They could not stop very fast, if they tried to do so. The road is narrow and winding, also. Be careful. The trucks care carrying an average of 10 tons or more if I recall the figure right. Oh-by the way the drop off on the hillside is steep

Carved white marble

This was a sculpture that has dedicated the effort to the men and oxen who used to work this mountain until not many years ago.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Super tour and something different
  • Cons:Look out for the trucks coming downhill. They move fast
  • In a nutshell:It is a fasinating trip to see at the top
  • Last visit to Carrara: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 13, 2008
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Bruce, lovely little page about this well known place in the Tuscany. I can't believe, that I am the first person to check out your page.

    • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
      Nov 7, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      I was also surprised someone had not noted this monument of rock. The site was fabulous and thanks for viewing. Hope you get there one day


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