Colonnata: Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep


Colonnata: Carrara Marble Quarries Tour by Jeep

Activity provider: Timonfaya Travel Lanzarote
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From US$ 74.83 per person

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Jump on a jeep and start exploring stunning marble caves with your expert guide. Savor the real taste of Colonnata with a slice of the delicious Lardo di Colonnata.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy an adventurous jeep tour in the Carrara marble caves
  • Learn about the excavation process
  • Follow the winding roads of the Colonnata Valley
  • Taste the delicious Lardo di Colonnata
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Look inside the vast white wounds that open up on the wild slopes of Carrara. Learn how the quarries have provided marble to towns and cities across Italy for more than 2,000 years.

Hear about the history of the marble used to build the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Ancient Rome, along with many sculptures of the Renaissance. Drive to different active quarries of up to 1,000 meters above sea level. Get in touch with the people, places, and machinery of an ancient tradition. Follow the winding roads of the Colonnata Valley and get detailed explanations about the old and modern excavation process. Before visiting a unique underground quarry, take panoramic pictures of a terraced quarry in the Miseglia Valley. Stop to taste some Lardo di Colonnata IGP on the way back to the starting point. Enjoy this traditional charcuterie product obtained from pork fat and cured in marble bowls.

  • Jeep tour
  • Lardo di Colonnata IGP tasting
  • Local expert guide
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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4.5 /5

based on 40 reviews

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it was a very interesting tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We really enjoyed it if I could give a recommendation of how the tour can improve, I would suggest that an introduction of the trip be done upon arrival. this way we would know what the trip consisted of. the way we had it was that we were asked into a car and driven off without an introduction or an explanation. it would also be nice if the Jeeps would be kept clean because they were very dirty inside. I understand that it is not easy because there is a lot of dust but maybe an vacuum cleaner would come in handy

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March 29, 2023

Es war eine sehr gut organisierte Tour. Die Fahrt dem Jeep über die Marmor-Schotter-Strassen haben sehr Spass gemacht! Es wurde auch alles super und genau erklärt! Heike hat das perfekt gemacht mit mehreren Stops. Es wurde Fr,anzösisch, Englisch, Italienisch und Deutsch gesprochen. Man sah alles rund um den Marmor. TOP TOP TOP

March 29, 2023

Wij kozen voor de lange tour met bezoek aan een open marmergroeve en een onderaardse groeve (vervoer via jeep 4x4 - 8 personen per jeep). Na een serieuze klim bergop kwamen we eerst aan in de open groeve. De aanblik van de marmergroeve is overweldigend. We kregen deskundige en uitgebreide uitleg in het Engels van een ervaren gids (tevens onze chauffeur). Daarna reden we naar de ondergrondse groeve waar arbeiders nog volop aan het werk waren. Indrukwekkend ! Voor dit bezoek kregen we veiligheidskleding (helm - fluorescerend vestje). Het bezoek aan de groeven duurde in totaal meer dan 2 uur en is zeker de moeite en het geld waard. Het was een onvergetelijke ervaring. Ter info : even voor het trefpunt (rood huisje) is er een souvenirwinkel, waar je tegen een schappelijke prijs marmeren objecten kunt aankopen (zonder verplichting). Je kunt er ook iets drinken. Parkeren kan je rechtover deze winkel.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 396769