Our professional English speaking driver will meet you at the port for a wonderful guided tour between Liguria&Tuscany region!
In less than one hour we'll arrive in Carrara, the home-town of the great marble chosen by artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini. You will visit the central marble basin to learn how it was hard the work of the quarrymen as well as the excavation system employed nowadays. It will be an unique experience that you'll never forget!
We'll continue our tour to Colonnata, a tiny marble village which dates back to the Roman epoch. There you will have free time to stroll around and have lunch. You can also taste the typical local product: the famous Lardo di Colonnata (cold cut).
During the morning, you will have a whole marble experience, by visiting the oldest art&sculpture studios of Carrara, to find out what there is behind a sculpture. You will learn the different processes of carving and understand how a piece of marble can be transformed into a masterpiece. Surrounded by works of art, you'll live a real overwhelming experience!
Follows a drive of about 1 hour to reach Portovenere (the Port of Venus), a lovely fishing village that will warm your heart. Walk around to see the castle and the wonderful St. Peter's church that overlooks the gulf of the romantic poets. Discover “Byron Cave” and understand what inspired him.
Pick up & Drop off Place: At disembark of your Cruise ship in Livorno Port
Length of the Tour: 8-9 hours approx. (as private tour the time is flexible)
Departure Time: You can request any start time you’d like (we suggest between 8.00-8.30am)
What is included: Luxury air-conditioned minivan, English Speaking Driver *, visit of Carrara Marble Caves with professional Tour Guide, visit of famous Sculpture Studios, visit of Portovenere
Available: All year round
Our Shore excursions can be personalized. Please, tell us if you want to include something more.
* Please note that the driver/tour leader will provide general introduction and information. He is not allowed to guide inside a city centre, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.