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
Via Fantiscritti 88
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.
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 ..
Piazza del Duomo
Carrara's Romanesque-Gothic cathedral has a Pisan-style façade ornamented with an intricately worked and beautiful marble rose window, and an elegant 13C bell tower. The interior boasts a number of interesting 14C statues.
Viale Cristoforo Colombo 12 I - 54033 Marina di Carrara
Prix Prices from : 45 €
Just 100 metres from sandy beaches at Marina di Carrara, this modern hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with TV and a private bathroom. The Fiera di Carrara Exhibition Centre is a 2-minute walk away. Rooms at Hotel Morgana have colourful furnishings..
Hotel Ristorante Radar, Fontia Santa Lucia I - 54033 Carrara
Prix Prices from : 73 €
Hotel Ristorante Radar is located in the Tuscan hills and has panoramic views, 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, desk and ti..
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..
viale da Verrazzano I - 54036 Marina di Carrara
This restaurant, near the beaches and port, serves delicious seafood.
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..