From Carrara: Marble Quarries Jeep Tour with Lardo Tasting
94 USD
Embark on an unforgettable adventure to the breathtaking marble quarries where the legendary Michelangelo unearthed his prized material. As you navigate the rugged terrain in a sturdy jeep, you'll uncover the secrets of these ancient caverns. To top off this unforgettable experience, indulge in the rich flavors of Lardo di Colonnata, a delicacy cherished by the local quarry workers.
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Embark on an unforgettable journey to the iconic marble caves of Carrara, where the world's finest marble has been extracted for centuries. Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo, who famously sourced his materials from this very region to craft his legendary masterpieces. Your adventure begins with a thrilling ride in a sleek, off-road vehicle, navigating rugged terrain to reach the marble quarries, perched 1,000 meters above sea level. Here, uncover the fascinating history of marble extraction, a technique that has evolved significantly since the Roman era. Next, delve into the fascinating world of the cavers, who have cultivated a unique gastronomic tradition. Visit a lard factory to sample their signature flavors, culminating in a taste of the celebrated Lardo di Colonnata, a true local specialty.