Discover the realm of Carrara Marble, in a thrilling off-road tour experience from the comfort of a legendary Land Rover Defender. Marble is not just a stone; it is the essence of this Tuscan region and its people, synonymous with a rich history of determination and artistic brilliance.
The Carrara Marble Experience will lead you through dramatic marble quarries, sculpture workshops, sawmills, and laboratories that embody an ancient craft. Discover the birthplace of masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Canova, where the grit of skilled labour meets cutting-edge technology. Within easy reach of our villas in Tuscany
, create a connection with the soul of this iconic region, steeped in history and marble mastery.
Discover Carrara Marble in an exclusive 4x4 tour with Prosecco
Your journey will begin with a ride in a classic Land Rover Defender, with space for 8 guests and your experienced tour guide. Enjoy a crisp glass of Prosecco or a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, while your guide regales you with fascinating insights into the history of the quarries and the secrets of their creation.
Prepare to witness four distinct types of marble quarries from the comfort of your exclusive 4x4. From the active "open sky cave" to the intriguing "cava a pozzo," each site offers a unique glimpse into the marvels of marble extraction. A particular highlight of the tour is a visit to the “terrazzamento cave” — one of the most rare and precious marble caves found in the world. As your Land Rover Defender conquers the tortuous and steep roads, reaching heights of up to 1000 metres, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
At various strategic intervals, we'll make stopovers inside the different active quarries, allowing you to observe the different excavation techniques and capture photographs. Your knowledgeable guide will provide detailed explanations of the quarrying systems, as well as insights into the social and historical significance of the region. You will also visit the Miseglia basin, an awe-inspiring underground quarry that feels more like a lunar landscape.
To enhance your experience, enjoy a serving of sweet Lardo di Colonnata IGP accompanied by an ice-cold glass of Prosecco or a soft drink. You can also choose to upgrade your experience to include a delightful cold lunch picnic which includes flavours of Lardo di Colonnata IGP, local cold cuts and cheese, vegetable pies, tomatoes, and a refreshing glass of wine.
Tour the various marble quarries from your Land Rover Defender with a prosecco and serving of Lardo di Colonnata IGP, stopping in various locations to learn about the excavation and history, and take photos.
Included in the price:
- Min. 2 persons — Max. 8 persons
- Approx. 2 hours
- Available all year round
- Available from Monday to Sunday with pre-booking
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
- Discount for children under 12: €80
- Advance booking of 1 month recommended
- Transport is not included in the price
- Upgrade the tour to include a cold picnic lunch: €250 per person
Private exclusive tour with a guide in a Land Rover Defender 4x4 with Prosecco/non-alcoholic drink and serving of Lado di Colonnata IGP.