From Carrara: Marble Quarries Jeep Tour with Lardo Tasting
70 EUR
Overview
Discover the impressive marble caves where Michelangelo sourced his marble on this jeep tour and then taste the famous Lardo di Colonnata, the most important product of the cavers’ diet.
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On this guided tour, spend the day visiting the famous marble caves of Carrara. Marvel at some of the world's finest marble, from which Michelangelo once chose in order to sculpt his masterpieces. Get a taste of the cavers' traditional diet with a visit to a lard factory. Begin your tour by hopping into a stylish off-road vehicle to reach the marble caves. Your guide will drive you up to quarries up to 1,000 meters above sea level. There, learn about marble extraction techniques and how they have evolved since the Roman era. After seeing the quarry that Michelangelo selected for his marble sculptures and discovering the history of this renowned area, enjoy the unique taste of the cavers' cuisine with a visit to a lard factory. The renowned Lardo di Colonnata will round out your tour.