How to get to Quarries of Carrara
It is advisable to use another mean of transport to reach Massa or Carrara (car or train), from both cities are active urban and suburban buses that connect the coast and the town of Lunigiana. Refer to specific routes and times on the site of the Autolinee Toscana Nord (Bus Northern Tuscany).
The Carrara-Avenza station is located on the railway lines Rome-Pisa-Genoa and Milan-Rome-Naples. Genoa, La Spezia and Pisa are the main hubs where there is a higher frequency of regional and interregional trains. Refer directly to the site of the Ferrovie dello Stato (State Railways) to check the timetable. On the side of the station, in the street Enzo Petacchi, you will find the bus stop that connects the station to the city center.
For those coming from the south on the motorway A12 (Genoa-Rosignano) towards Genoa exit at Carrara; for those arriving from Genoa, still on the A12 Livorno-Rosignano, exit at Carrara. If you arrive from Milan, take the A1 motorway (Milan-Naples) towards Bologna to the junction with the A15 (Parma-La Spezia) direction La Spezia, then continue on the A12 motorway (Genoa-Rosignano) direction Livorno-Rosignano and exit at Carrara. Some of the guided tours to the caves start right from the motorway exit.
The possible moorings in the area are the ports of Massa and Carrara. For specific information contact one of the following references: Sailing Club of Marina di Massa: (+39) 0585 246133 - Yacht club of Marina di Massa: (+39) 0585 785150 - Landing Tourist of the Cinquale (MS): (+39) 0585 308032 - Harbour Master of Massa: (+39) 0585 78088.
Starting from Carrara, there are several itinerary solutions and guided tours for the marble basins, all the tours include the classic destinations, while some also include a stop at the port of Marina di Carrara, to find out how large blocks of marble are embarked up for export, and a visit to one or more arts and crafts workshops that transform the material into works of art, furniture, architectural elements. You should consult the various offers available depending on the season and choose the one that best suits to your availability in terms of time and costs.
If you choose to visit the quarries staying at Carrara, you can check the schedule of events on the website of the municipality.
Carrara has an important exhibition center that hosts a full calendar of performances, concerts and exhibitions, among the most famous the Orient Festival in May, the Outdoor Holiday Fair "Tour.it", the Beer Festival "Septemberfest" in September.