Things to see and do - Carrara
Carrara Travel guide
Carrara : Michelin's recommendations
Carrara lies on the edge of the Apuan Alps and is synonymous with marble. Famous across the globe, the white marble quarries near the town have been exploited since Roman times, producing a pure marble whose quality can only be compared to that of Paros in Greece. Michelangelo used to visit the quarries in person to choose the blocks of marble from which he would carve his masterpieces.
Tourist attractions Carrara : Things to see and do
I - 54033 Carrara
This wild landscape and the enormous amount of work carried out by the quarrymen over the years make these quarries a particularly impressive spectacle. The Colonnata quarries 8,5 km East of these ones, are surrounded by greenery.
v. X-Settembre - Marina di Carrara I - 54100 Carrara
The Marble Museum focuses on the use of marble from Antiquity to the modern day. It is broken down into five sections: the first uses archaeological pieces to illustrate the use of marble in the region during Roman times. The second room, the Marble ..
P.za el Duomo 3 I - 54033 Carrara
This Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral has a Pisan style façade decorated will an intricately worked and beautiful marble rose window. Inside, you will see some interesting 14C statues.
Via Apuana 3 F I - 54033 Carrara
Housed in a 15th-century building in the very centre of Carrara, Hotel Dora is next to the Carona River and 400 metres from the Duomo church. It offers free Wi-Fi and a bar. With an LED satellite TV, all rooms at Dora Hotel feature a beige-and-purpl..
Via delle Macchiacce 13, Loc. Fontia I - 54033 Carrara
With free Wi-Fi in all areas, Hotel Ristorante Radar is located in the Tuscan countryside, 8 km from Carrara and its marble quarries. Guests can enjoy the local cuisine at the restaurant and drinks at the bar. The classic-style rooms come with a TV,..
Via Venezia 2 I - 54033 Marina di Carrara
Prix Prices from : 60 €
Featuring a garden, restaurant, and free Wi-Fi throughout, Hotel Anna is 500 metres from Marina di Carrara's sandy beach. It offers en suite rooms with simple décor, a TV and tiled floors. In summer, Anna Hotel's restaurant is always open, while in ..
via Petacchi 21 I - 54031 Avenza
piazza Palestro 3 I - 54033 Colonnata
This restaurant is situated in a small village famous for its cured pork fat and marble quarries. It is the perfect place to sample regional specialities such as mushrooms, game and the inevitable rabbit stuffed with cured lard, almonds and vegetable..
viale da Verrazzano 1 I - 54036 Marina di Carrara
This restaurant, near the beaches and port, serves delicious seafood.