MARBLE CAVE TOUR


Marble Cave tour by Jeep and visit of artist's laboratory

It is our suggestion to hire a tour guide with whom you will have a full day arranged for your tour through the marble cave and main towns such as Colonnata and Carrara with the options to visit churches, museums and other historic points of interest. We can help you arrange a guide if you wish. If you do not want a guide, your English speaking driver or tour assistant
(not authorized guides but rather a practical and valuable source to help you navigate points
of interest) will give you some general information about each place. While onboard the
vehicle, the driver will orient you and suggest interesting places to experience and enjoy.
Please refer to the link on this website explaining each professional role. http://www.privatetuscanytours.com/en/Helpful-information Your driver will meet you at the location where you will be staying in Tuscany and take you to your destination. At the end of the day you will be taken back to your location. However, if you wish to be dropped off elsewhere please let the driver know ahead of time. There are no
restrictions based on the size of your party. The itinerary has little difference if you will be
going by car/van or minibus/bus. Neither Carrara, Colonnata, Massa or the road to go to the
marble caves have any check point or city entrance fee and we can reach the entrance of the city by bus so we can get you close to where you want to be. If we hired a guide for you we will pick him/her close to the town of Carrara and together reach the mountains and the caves. By car/bus you will reach a special place where you can take a tour through the caves by jeep. With the jeep driver you will see inside of the caves and the guide will explain the way the process worked from the beginning of mining marble to how
they do it today. After the tour, you may wish to have a wonderful lunch in local restaurant in the town of Colonnata. At the restaurant you will have an opportunity to taste a typical local dish called lardo di Colonnata. This is a block of lard that is salted and covered with spices then placed between two pieces of marble (like a sandwich) and aged for months inside a deep hole in the soil with a natural temperature. The result is like bacon! This area is also know for it white wine of the Lunigiana area. After lunch, driving back down the valley you can stop for a visit to one of the many artists laboratory where very skilled artisans convert the block of marble into masterpieces. Another option would be to visit the winery for a wine tasting. We ask that you plan this before your arrival. At the end of the day the driver will take you back to your hot.
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Testimonials

  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Harbour to Florence and Pisa

    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

    After some days in Tuscany , here there are at the Station ready for another Italian's adventure Read more
  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more