Jeep Tour of the Marble Quarries

On this tour, you will come face to face with a reality of toil and genius, of ancient sweat, and modern technology. The world of marble is not just extraction and stone workmanship but it is the story of a territory and its people. Aboard a safe off-road vehicle and in the company of our local authorized guide, you will reach places inaccessible to most vehicles. At an altitude of 900 meters, you will be able to directly observe marble workers in action. The extraction of the enormous blocks of marble from the mountainside and the subsequent loading onto trucks is an extremely difficult and exacting job.

The adventure continues upwards to an altitude of 1200 meters where there is a spectacular view of the Alpi Apuane (Apuan Alps) and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also possible to access a marble quarry that has been excavated tunnel-like inside a mountain.

On weekdays, the tour can be extended to a full-day to include a visit to a marble sawmill and workshop.


  • Available: daily
  • Duration: approximately 3 ½ hours for the half-day / approximately 7 hours for the full-day
  • When: morning or afternoon for the half-day, at your convenience
  • Departure: the tour can begin wherever is convenient for you. You can meet the guide at Carrara, or at an additional cost, the guide can meet you elsewhere.



  • Half-day tour cost with a local specialized guide and jeep, maximum 8 people: € 350.00
  • Full-day tour cost with a local specialized guide and jeep, maximum 8 people: € 580.00
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  • During the tour, it is also possible to try the famous lardo (lard) of Colonnata. We can arrange for a sample, a lardo tasting, or a snack with lardo (costs upon request).
    Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.