Lucca Private Day Trip to Pietrasanta and the Cararra Marble Quarries

Lucca Private Day Trip to Pietrasanta and the Cararra Marble Quarries

A personalised private tour from Lucca exploring the Carrara marble quarries, the sculpture town of Pietrasanta for the discerning traveller seeking an authentic Italian experience on a small group tour with only the very best of English speaking driver guides. You will tour in comfort and style in a top of the range Mercedes minivan or sedan discovering Italy 'close up' as you travel into the heart of this incredible artistic area. Explore the open-air museum of Pietrasanta, follow in the footsteps of great artists such as Michelangelo, and delve into a sumptuous quarryman's lunch in the little village of Colonnata!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Pietrasanta, Pietrasanta, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

Take the 45 minute drive to Pietrasanta; an old town of Roman origins rich in sculpting traditions and filled with workshops frequented by artists from all over the world. Visit the Bozzetti Sculpture Museum and get an insight into how artists make the marble come to life in a busy working artists studio (some studios may request a small entry fee). Relax with an Italian coffee in the Piazza del Duomo taking in local life alongside open air art and sculpture before travelling on up into the Carrara marble quarries

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Marble Caves of Carrara, Viale Xx Settembre, 54033, Carrara Italy

An immense cultural and historical patrimony, these mountains were first exploited by Julius Caesar and have supplied artists from Michelangelo to Henry Moore. Choose from 2 tours. Visit the inside of a working quarry (10euro per person) where you are taken into the heart of the Apuan Alps to discover a marble cathedral carved deep inside the mountain. This is still an active quarry with working machinery and once inside you will see first-hand how marble is cut Or you may wish to join a 4x4 guided tour (10euro per person) travelling through a network of 30 open-air active quarries arriving at an altitude of almost 1000m above sea level. Here, the scenery is almost lunar with spectacular views across the sea. Your tour guide will tell you about methods and stages of excavation, from cutting to loading huge marble blocks on top of the trucks right in front of your eyes. It was here where the James Bond chase scene was filmed in Quantum of Solace.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Colonnata, Carrara Italy

The perfect stop to enjoy lunch is in quarryman's village of Colonnata, renowned for its lard cured in huge marble vats.

Duration: 2 hours



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Infant seats available"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"As we look forward to welcoming travelers back to Italy we would like to assure you that your health and safety is paramount. Each vehicle is used solely and exclusively for your private group and is sanitized at the end of every service. Face masks, hand sanitizer and tissues are provided."



Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Your driver shall meet you directly from your accommodation - hotel, villa, bed and breakfast, farmhouse or apartment. Please confirm your full address when booking and we'll see you there on the day!

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Driver/guide
  • Lucca pickup and drop-off directly from your accommodation
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water

No Incluye

  • Lunch
  • 4x4 Jeep Quarry Tour or Marble Cave Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Some art studios may charge a small entry fee
  • Entry/Admission - Marble Caves of Carrara

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