HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:
1. Guided tour to learn more about the precious Carrara marble
2. Guided wine tasting in an ancient Wine Estate in Luni
3. Light lunch in the wine estate (bruschetta, Tuscan cheese and cold cuts)
4. Visit of the tiny Colonnata, the village of the “Lardo IGP”
5. Guaranteed return on time to your ship
DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR:
This Marble and Super Tuscan wine shore excursion will start directly from your Pier in La Spezia, where you will meet with your personal English speaking driver and tour leader.
With the “White Tour” you will discover the secret aspect of Tuscany: the great production of excellent white wine! You will experience a breath-taking drive through the marble road and enjoy the view of tiny medieval villages situated on top of green hills.
Our first stop will be in an ancient wine estate in Luni, where you will meet the passionate owners of the estate, visit the property and discover the key for the best artisan wines. You will also visit the wine Museum with ancient tools and works of art while learning about the history and the traditions of the wine makers’ culture. After a visit of the beautiful vineyards, you will enter the cellar to begin your special guided wine tasting.
You will try four DOC wines (Red wines too) combined with fresh brushettas with extra-virgin olive oil, focaccia bread, Tuscan olives, organic cold cuts, lard and cheeses with delicate marmalade.
After your wine experience, you will reach Carrara, home of the marble, the white gold. Here you will have a guided tour to learn the history of marble, the different techniques and tools used to extract it. You will also learn about the cave where Michelangelo selected the blocks to produce stunning masterpieces.
The last stop of your shore excursion is Colonnata: the only village to produce the acclaimed IGP Colonnata Lard, which is aged and seasoned inside of marble tanks. Here, you will have free time to explore the beautiful village, and maybe search its “fist citizen”: a regal peacock that generally walks around the Church dedicated to the quarry-men.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Pick up and Drop off Place: At disembark of your Cruise ship in La Spezia Port.
Length of the Tour: 8 hours approx.
Departure Time:You can request any start time you’d like (we suggest between 8:30 – 9:00 am)
What is included: Expert Tour leader, guided tour inside the marble caves, air conditioned minivan transport, free visit of Colonnata, visit of the wine museum. Guided wine tasting of 4 DOC wines combined with burschetta, focaccia bread, cheese and Tuscan cold cuts.
Available: All year round
THINGS TO NOTE:
*** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.