Points of Interest & Landmarks • Caverns & Caves
Top Attractions in Carrara
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- You enter the heart of the mountain to touch the raw material preferred by artists such as Michelangelo and Canova.To visit the wonderful Colonnata, Torano and Fantiscritti basins it is necessary to go by bus to the Check Point where groups can collect the 'pass'.
The Apuan Alps are marble mountains, rich in those marble quarries, the most famous being those of Carrara, which have become an authentic treasure for a territory which, thanks to them, has become famous throughout the world.
The magic of the quarries opens up like a vision.
You enter the heart of the mountain to touch the raw material preferred by artists such as Michelangelo and Canova.
If you want to get right up, on top of the mountains, then it is advisable to book the jeep tour.Written 21 October 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Fantastic experience to taste directly on site, in the very location where the world renown Lardo is produced.
We had a selection of “affettati”
amongst which a superb lardo literally melting on warm Sgabei (the Tuscan panzerotti as they are called there).
Coppa, guanciale, prosciutto.
Picturesque terrace overlooking the caves/mountains of the quarries.
Were lucky to find a close by parking spot and enjoyed our break after the tour of the Cave di Marmo.
Great stuff. We bought lots of lardo for us and for giftsWritten 4 August 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I like to come here with my family after dinner. It’s lively, especially on the weekends, with a nice view of the sea. It’s nice to relax on the rocks or walk along the path. Sometimes there are events here, like a dancing competition we stumbled on in 2017. There is a restaurant with a DJ. Lots of people of all ages and some nice dogs.Written 11 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We went out today at lunch time, looking for a good place to eat. We walked a few meters from the “Bagno” where we were at the beach and found this place. The rating in Trip Advisor was only a 3 but we were attracted by the looks of the place and the kindness of the lady who welcomed us. The restaurant is nicely set and decorated and we were also very pleased with the quality and quantity of the dishes.
We had pasta, fish and seafood and I can only say that this was one of the best restaurant of our holidays.
I recommend you to visit this nice restaurant and enjoy the great food that they offer.Written 27 July 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Cava Museo Fantiscritti is a real quarry located in the surroundings of Carrara, a well-known city not so far from Pisa, in Italy. In this cave, you can do a guided visit and enter in the real quarry. Here you can learn a lot about the process of extraction of marble stones used to build statues or other artworks and buildings since Roman Period. Also, here you can see the real parts of the quarry with the machinery or the walls of marble inside the cave. Also there are some objects manufactured with marble as a little museum inside the cave. Very interesting for history and art-lovers.
Outside, there is a little free-air museum, where you can see some marble stone statues and a bit of history of the place. This last part is ok, not more, much better the quarry.
(See also Cava di Marmo al Coperto di Fantiscritti, Colonnata and Marble Caves of Carrara)Written 9 May 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I was struck by the simplicity of the cathedral’s interior which provides space for worship and a small number of high-quality art treasures.Written 28 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- There is a fabulous marble career viewpoint located at 1300 meters height. Very beautiful mountain road leads there, but beware - it was pretty damaged and could be dangerous sometimes. The way to the camping area is to the left from the viewpoint's square. There are parking places and a small bar with tables outside. You can walk through the trees to another point with the great view onto the seaside.Written 24 June 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- 25 euros to sit by a wall where a group of boys were playing a game of football loudly against the wall for the whole afternoon. Wi fi intermittent.Written 13 August 2018This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We ended up at this beach after nipping in to the beach house and asking them to change some money for us to use the parking machines on the main drag - but they told us about some free parking down a side road, so we dumped the car there and spent the day here, enjoying comfy, spacious loungers and the lovely folk who work at Asciutti. It was quiet when we visited in early June and they were happy to let us spread out and use two umbrellas, so plenty of shade/room to ourselves. Immaculate beach, fab cafe serving snacks and pasta (try the fried fish - house speciality!). We ended up spending beach days here - weren't interested in going anywhere else, as everyone's lovely, very friendly and remembered our preferences for whereabouts on the beach we liked! Mostly locals using this beach, so you know it's good... and only 15 euro a day for the pair of us (it's much pricier towards the centre of Forte dei Marmi where all those posh shops are!).
Can't wait to go back to visit everyone and lounge in the sun for a day or two ;-)Written 17 June 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you love Michelangelo this is
One of the Places that you have to visit.
Rich of the document, drawing story and more
the Park of the Villa is full of modern art sculptures from the top Artist from around the world.Written 29 September 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Carrara
- The best day trips from Carrara according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Fully-Day Private Tour to Cinque Terre from Florence
- The white golds of Tuscany, marble and lard
- Carrara Marble and Colonnata Lard Tasting Private Tour from Forte Dei Marmi
- Private Day Trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence
- Tour Of Carrara Marble Quarries With Stop In Lucca & Wine Tour - Ultimate Safari