Marble Caves of Carrara, Carrara
(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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  • For an artist is like going to church for a sculptor a must see. Charms and showmanship; echoes of masterpieces with the world's finest marble. Talk about Dante in the Divine Comedy and everyone knows by Michelangelo and thousands of sculptors are still drawn inexorably from the quarries of Carrara. But nowadays it is so much sadness in seeing these mountains bitten off and devastated technological pace. Those old dry trails made by the quarrymen until the last century, the territory's heritage apuano and humanity are disappearing forever in Quarry dumps: heaps of marble, a precious resource that enriches a few families. Sculpture blocks that become toothpaste or are stowed in containers, ply the waters around the world and are worked in other places. Carrara marble, the city mourns her there is nothing left of this immense wealth, and it shows. Not to mention tourism with the cave: there are no adequate infrastructure to receive the visitor, lacking roads, paths, restaurants, hotels and even public toilets. At the bottom of the tourism in Carrara doesn't matter a damn to anyone ... just sell the mountain while it lasts!
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  • Visited with a prospect environmentalist, obviously the place is horrid. The impact of human activity has been devastating. Though is the main source of income for centuries for the Canadian. It is interesting to visit and to know, deepening also thanks to museums, history of the quarries and mining technologies used throughout the centuries. Personally I find that some cave are beautiful, especially the underground ones, real "cathedrals" of marble. Spectacular! Impressive to see the huge wheel loader while white blocks move tens of tons.
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  • The walk from sea to mountain food, white blazing delle cave, the contrast with the blue of the sky, and a whole world that the locals live with passion, as if like a senese X il palio, or a Neapolitan X the sea and San Gennaro ... I don't know how they guided tours. We went with Peter, an "old" of the place, one of those who for generations the extracts in August and perpetuates the rite of lizzatura. Today that to extract the marble takes a day to do what they did in a year ... and that with the upcoming appeal at laser may see exhausted every resource within two years. Luciano sparkled eyes explaining what they do and how they do it. Traditions, laws that there are difficulties, risks ... A trip that I recommend.
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