HIGHLIGHTS OF THE La Spezia Shore Excursion to Portovenere and Carrara Marble Caves
- Visit of Portovenere: one of the most enchanting Italian Fishing Villages
- Discover how is quarried the world-famous ‘White Carrara Marble’
- Lunch at the Marble Village of Colonnata and tasting of Local Products
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 quarry men as well as the excavation system employed nowadays. You will learn the different processes of carving and understand how a piece of marble can be transformed into a masterpiece. 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).
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.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR:
Pick up & Drop off Place: At disembark of your Cruise ship in La Spezia 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 – 8:30 am)
What is included: Luxury air-conditioned minivan, English Speaking Driver *, visit of Carrara Marble Caves with professional Tour Guide, visit of Portovenere
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 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 center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.