HIGHLIGHTS OF THE La Spezia Shore Excursion to Lucca, Carrara Marble Caves and Pietrasanta
- Visit of the beautiful walled city of Lucca
- Discover how is quarried the world-famous ‘White Carrara Marble’
- Taste local coldcuts “Lardo”
- Visit Pietrasanta: quiet home-town of many contemporary artists
- Guided visit of Carrara Marble Caves
A beautiful drive to Carrara, the town renowned all over the world for its extraordinary white marble. Our tour will start wth the visit of unique Marble open-air museum, where you’ll find an amazing collection of tolls, used for the excavation of the “white gold” and different marbles. After having learnt some secrets of the carving technique and observed some models, you’ll be willing to see the famous caves! We’ll reach the central marble basin where you’ll have different options to discover the world of Carrara marble quarries as well as the excavation system employed nowadays. There will be also the possibility to taste their typical cold cut (i.e. Lardo di Colonnata).
The tour continues to Pietrasanta, following the Apuan-Alps marble leit-motiv. In fact, Pietrasanta has been developing, for years, the artistic exploitaton of the marble stone. For this reason, it is nowadays cradle of sculptors coming from all over the world. Moreover, you’ll be truly delighted by the view of the Duomo Square, where churches and old towers create a very harmonic balance.
Free time at your disposal.
Follow the visit of Lucca, an enchanting walled little city, approx 30 minutes far away the previous town. Founded by the Romans, it later became the Longobards’ capital in the central part of Italy. This town is well-known because of its urban structure that truly witnesses all the historical developments. Completely surrounded by sturdy walls dating back to the 15th century, it’s a real jewel and houses elegant palaces and wonderful churches. Your tour leader will let you appreciate all the beauties disclosed by this little city and the individual spirit of its inhabitants.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Pick up & Drop off Place: At disembark of your Cruise ship in La Spezia Port
Length of the Tour: 8 hours approx. (as private tour the time is flexible)
Departure Time: You can request any start time you’d like (we suggest between 8.30-9.00 am)
What is included: Air-conditioned Minivan Transport, English speaking Driver/ Tour Leader for the day *, Guided Visit of the Marble Quarries (Tikets to be paid at the moment of the visit) , Free visit of Lucca
Available: All year round
THINGS TO NOTE:
*** Bookings made 72 hours before the tour are considered valid only if re-confirmed and authorized.
** Our Shore excursions can be personalized. Please, tell usif you want to include something else.
* Please note that the driver/tour leader will provide general introduction and information of the towns. He is not allowed to guide inside the city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.