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Carrara city, the world marble capital

Carrara-StemmaLocated near to the Apuan Alps between the sea and the mountains, Carrara, has long been known throughout the world for the extraction and processing of white marble from the Apuan Alps. The city’s economy is based mainly on the industry and trade of marble in all its varieties. The blocks of marble are extracted and then embarked in the port of Marina di Carrara and exported around the world, or they end up in one of the many sawmills or workshops in the area and where they are processed. In addition to the marble industry and trade, Carrara is known for artistic tourism that offers visits to the caves, and the art of marble workshops. Specifically, the Colonnata village located in the foothills of the Apuan Alps is the starting point of itineraries for visits to the quarries and the quarry-Fantiscritti museum. Also noteworthy is the seaside tourism of the small town of Marina di Carrara with its numerous beaches.


AREA Apuan Riviera
TYPE art city and resort
COORDINATES 44°5′0″N 10°6′0″E
ALTITUDE 100 meters s.m.l.
PRODUCTS marble, Candia wine
SPORT hiking trekking, cycling, water sports, sailing, motorcycle rally
BORDERS Fivizzano, Fosdinovo, Massa (MS)

300px_carraraTourist Informationmassa carrara map

Carrara municipality
Piazza 2 Giugno, 1 – 54033 – Carrara (MS)
Phone: +39 0585 6411

Touristic office
Piazza Cesare Battisti,1 – Carrara (MS)

Phone: +39 0585 641471   +39 0585 641422

Information and Tourist Reception point – Check Point Bus
Viale XX Settembre, 152/a – Stadio Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Phone: +39 0585 844136
The office also distributes the “Pass Cave” which is used to access the marble quarries and the town center, it is free but mandetory for tourist buses.



Carrara Castles

Moneta Castle

Castello della Moneta1Area: Apuan Riviera
Type: fortification (10th – 11th century)

The castle was built on an ancient settlement on the top of a hill, dating from the second century BC when the Roman Monetii family built their villa there. During the Xth and XIth century the building was fortified – it was called Castrum de Coin – to oppose the Norman and Arab invasions. The fortification maintained its importance during all the changes of the city up to the great expansion of 1447-1455. With the passage of the territory under the stable rule of the Malaspina (1476), the importance of the fortified town began to decline, partly because the development and refinement of artillery made it an easy target from nearby hills. Between the late eighteenth century and the first years of the nineteenth, the castle, and the surrounding village were permanently abandoned. Today only the impressive ruins remain.

Churches of Carrara

Duomo di CarraraDuomo of Carrara

Cathedral of San Andrea

Duomo di CarraraArea: Apuan Riviera
Type: Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral (11th – 15th century)
Address: Piazza del Duomo, 3
Phone: +39 0585 71942
Hours: daily 07:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 07:00 pm

The building in Romanesque-Gothic style dates back to the eleventh century, although it underwent several renovations in the course of centuries. The church was built with an exposed surface using particularly fine white marble carved with chisels, following the technique developed by the Romans. Later, in the fourteenth century, it was remodeled and expanded by adding Gothic style elements.

Suffragio church

Chiesa del Suffragio1Area: Apuan Riviera
Type: Baroque church (17th)
Address: Via Plebiscito
Phone: +39 0585 641394

The church, built in 1688, is surmounted by a dome covered with slate chippings. The interior, in Baroque style, is rich in different colors marble that creates a dramatic effect. The main altar was made using colored marbles.Salva

Monuments and places to visit in Carrara

Cybo Malaspina Palace

Palazzo CybomalaspinaArea: Apuan Riviera
Type: historic home (12th century)

A collection of buildings consisting of a medieval castle, dating from the twelfth century, owned by the Malaspina family, and a palace. That was added during the Renaissance where, until 1495, housed the ducal court. In 1806, on the initiative of Princess Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte, the castle-building served as headquarters of the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, a function that it still fulfills today. Tthe prestigious and rRenowned School of Sculpture that is located here owns a valuable collection of ancient sculptures, medieval and modern; as well as an important gipsoteca with casts and original sketches, especially from the neo-classical period, including some by Antonio Canova.

Medico Palace

Palazzo del MedicoArea: Apuan Riviera
Type: historic residence (17th century)

Imposing and elegant Baroque palace built in the first half of the 18th century, by the architect Alessandro Bergamini. The interior is filled with stucco and marble bas-reliefs.Salva


Villa Fabbricotti di Padula

villa fabbricotiArea: Apuan Riviera
Type: historic Villa (19th century)
Address: Locality Gragnana
Phone: +39 0585 5641394
Hours: June to September: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm from October to May: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Free entry

The villa of Padula Bernardo Fabbricotti was built in 1879 and designed by Vincenzo Micheli. The building is characterized by the sobriety of its neoclassical façade, plastered and embellished with cornices and a central balcony supported by marble shelves. The villa is located in a park in the typical style of the nineteenth century crossed by meandering roads leading into a forest of tall trees.Salva


Alberica Square

Piazza AlbericaArea: Apuan Riviera
Type: historic square (17th century)

The square owes its name to Alberico I Cybo-Malaspina, who had it built in the seventeenth century near the second city wall, constructed to include the urban expansion. The square is lined with elegant buildings of famous and ancient noble families. The square, paved with square marble pebbles forming ten large decorative panels, has a beautiful fountain in the center, with tub and marble lion, topped by a large statue made by sculptor Pietro Fontana.Salva

Places to visit nearby Carrara



avenzaArea: Apuan Riviera
Type: resort town

Founded in Roman times kind and an important village during the Middle Ages. Important landmarks are the 17thcentury St. Peter’s Church that preserves a wooden crucifix of the 12th century and precious marble works of the 16th century and the ruins of Castruccio Castle. The tower is all that remains of the fortress, dating from the early 14th century, built by Castruccio Castracani for defense and the control of trade routes purposes. Events and shows are often organized during the summer in the beautiful setting of the Castruccio tower


colonnata1Zone: Apuan Alps
Type: mountain town

The village is nestled in the foothills of the Apuan Alps in the vicinity of the quarries in the area known as “Gioia Calagio”. It is famous worldwide for the white marble quarries. The origins of Colonnata date back to the settlement built around 40 BC, for the housing of slaves destined for a hard life in the quarries to extract marble for the palaces and villas of Rome. The town’s name derives from the Latin columna, the place where the marble columns were extracted. The village has retained some of its original historical features about mining work and marble. In the town, numerous items of furniture, architectural components, and works of art made with the precious material are displayed. Besides for the marble, Colonnata is also known for the lard with IGP certification prepared with seasoned pork fat in marble basins.

Marina di Carrara - beach

Marina di Carrara3Area: Apuan Riviera
Type: seaside town
Tourist information: Lungomare Vespucci, 24 – Marina di Carrara
Phone: +39 0585240063

Marina di Carrara is an elegant and charming seaside resort on the Apuan Coast, known as a holiday resort and for the annual marble fair “Marmotec”. Previously known as Marina di Avenza, it was built by the Duke of Modena Francesco III in the 18th century. In 1851 the industrial English William Walton, residing in Carrara, designed and built the first major pre-port structure that finally allowed, the fairly easy berthing of ships. The town has a wide sandy beach, which for the most of is managed by private bathing establishments. Marina di Carrara Fairs CarraraIl complex hosts various major trade shows that attract numerous visitors to the coast, creating an economic impact of great significance.


Carrara Museums

Museo del Marmo - ColonnataMarble museum

Marble museum

Museo del Marmo1Area: Apuan Coast
Type: industrial technology and modern art museum
Address: Via XX Settembre, 85
Phone: +39 0585 845746
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Tickets: € 5.00 full price, € 3.00 reduced

The museum is dedicated to the historical memory of the various stages of mining and processing of marble, and, in addition to the exhibition of valuable works, it is also an innovative multimedia space. The museum consists of eight sections: Geology and evolution of the area, Roman Archaeology, Marmoteca, Industrial Archaeology, Technical Application of the marbles, Medieval Sculpture, Works of Art, Modern and Contemporary Sculpture.

The museum is structured in a way that makes it possible to expand the knowledge of each of these areas in relation to the finds brought to light by the constant mining activities on the territory. The Archaeology section is dedicated to the archaeological finds unearthed in the Roman quarries Fantiscritti, Gioia, Polvaccio, Fossa Ficola, and Fossacava where mining is attested since the first century A.C. Of particular interest is the model reconstruction, on precise archaeological records, of the great Roman quarry Fossacava in which the excavation techniques used are illustrated by the Luni people of the Apuan Alps. The Marmoteca displays 310 marble samples of the area, as well as ornamental stones from around the world (especially from Brazil).

Large sized machinery and seventeenth-century instruments used for the excavation and processing of marble are exposediIn the outdoor space of the museum. In the multimedia area, you can watch videos and footage related to the development of the techniques and processing of marble through the centuries.

Fantiscritti marble quarry museum

Carrara8Zone: Apuan Alps
Locality:  Colonnata – Carrara (MS)
Type: Industrial Technology Museum
Address: Via Fantiscritti
Phone: +39 0585 70981
Hours: daily 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 6:30 pm
Tickets: € 9.00 guided tour – museum free

The quarry is located at the center of the most famous area for the extraction of the precious marbles White of Battaglino, Statuary of Bettogli and ordinary white of Fantiscritti. A laboratory is situated at the entrance of the complex with Boutros Romein sculptures depicting figures of life-size workers, a pair of oxen, tools of the quarrymen while carrying out their daily duties.

Museo del Marmo2

La quarry is also home to the Fantiscritti Museum preserving the testimony of the work in the quarries, with the reconstruction of typical miners house, the hobnail boots used by workers and other elements related to the job of quarryman as tools and instruments to work the marble. There are two itineraries to visit the quarry, one outdoor and one underground. The visit lasts about 50 minutes and accompanied by a guide you can see the machines and discover how to cut and extract marble. The museum is frequently used for performances and exhibitions of artists.




Carrara MarmotecType: industrial fair

International Fair of marble and technology for its processing.


September Fest

Type: Food and Drinks
When: September

Beer festival


Festival of "Lardo di Colonnata"

lardo di colonnataType: Gastronomy


Lizzatura Festival

LizzaturaType: Sports
When: August

In the spectacular setting of the marble quarries, along with the steep switchbacks, the Historical Re-enactment of Lizzatura takes place. The old method where marble blocks were transported by gliding them over soapy woodblocks and carrying them downstream with the help of oxen.




Itineraries around Carrara

Cave di Marmo - CarraraQuarries of Carrara

Tour to the quarries of Carrara

Marmo di CarraraTourist office
Address: Piazza Cesare Battisti, 1 – Carrara (MS)
Phone: +39 0585 641471     /    +39 0585 641422

Info Point – Check Point Bus
Address: Viale XX Settembre, 152 / a – locality Stadium Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Phone:  +39 0585 844136

The area offers various paths to discover the numerous quarries. Unforgettable is a visit to the three basins of Torano, Fantiscritti, and Colonnata. The old route of the former Marmifera railway passes over Ponti di Vara and through the striking tunnels dug into the rock, from which the Romans already extracted the famous white marble. The small mountain villages preserve valuable urban and architectural elements. One of these is Colonnata with traditional food shops that produce the famous Lardo di Colonnata (Colonnata Lard).

In Morlungo the “natural terrace” Campocecina offers fabulous views. Engraved on the walls of the Cava dei Poeti (Cave of the Poets) phrases of famous people and poets. Nearby the Memorial Park where the statues of the 14th International Symposium of Sculpture dedicated to the Holocaust are collected.

The guided visit to the marble quarries starts in a minibus that leads into the oldest galleries. You proceed on foot along a path accessible to all. Here you can see the cutting technique and machinery used for the excavation. Inside the cave sculptures and old equipment for the processing of white stone. The tourist office distributes the free “Pass Cave” you need to access the quarries, but the guided tour with minibus is extra.Salva


Colli of Candia and Lunigiana Wine Road

candiaMunicipalities: Pontremoli, Fosdinovo, Montignoso, Filattiera, Carrara
Information: Committee of the Colli of Candia  and Lunigiana Wine Road
Address: Via Crispi, 11 – Massa (MS) or Lungomare Vespucci, 24 – Marina di Massa – Massa Carrara (MS)
Phone:  +39 338 8853067 or +39 0585 816555

Products: Candia dei Colli Apuani DOC, Colli di Luni DOC,  Val di Magra IGT, Toscana IGT

The Wine Road of the Hills of Candia and Lunigiana, leads through the northernmost part of Tuscany, in the Province of Massa-Carrara. The area is known for its varied and atypical landscape located between the marble mountains of the Apuan Alps with peaks up to 2000 m, and the sea that bathes a sandy coastline.

The possible routes, staying in wine farms, agritourism and accommodations, allow visits and excursions to the marble quarries or resort in the seaside areas. Starting from the Pontremoli in the direction of Carrara you will cross several Tuscan towns: Filattiera, Malgrate, Castiglione, Merizzo, Vaccareccia, Oak, Rometta, Ceserano, S. Terenzo, Castelpoggio Gragnana, Sorgnano, Carrara Mirteto, Turano Capanne. Typical products and typical local cuisine include the famous Lard IGP, the ham sausage Montignoso and honey PDO Lunigiana. The seaside restaurants offer a wide selection of fresh seafood, while the inland offer typical traditional dishes  as testaroli of Lunigiana cooked in cast-iron pans like a thousand years ago and seasoned with pesto, erbi cake (with wild herbs), noodles in beans, marinated cod and sweet rice cake, all accompanied by local wines that reflect the richness of the territory.

The wines

The Candia of the Apuan Hills is a wine to be drunk young and matched well with fish starters and shellfish in general. The sweet taste combines well with delicate pastries, while the Vin Santo is excellent for pairing with dry cakes or tarts. Colli di Luni Wine: white is recommended for the combination with soups and pasta with pesto; Vermentino, is suitable for dishes based on fish and shellfish while red is to match the Tuscan cuisine in general, particularly with cold cuts, cheeses, and white meats.

colli candia


The itinerary starts from Pontremoli, the charming village with its baroque palaces that testify to the commercial fortunes of the past. Worth a visit is the Church of San Francesco with a marble bas-relief by Agostino di Duccio, the Teatro della Rosa, in front of the medieval tower of Castelnuovo and the Baroque Church of Nostra Donna entirely painted with frescoes. Just outside the town, the fifteenth-century complex of the convent and the church of Santissima Annunziata built entirely of stone. The Castle Piagnaro, from the Lombard era, is located above the old village. Inside is the Museum of the Statue SteleCervara is a must stop nearby, a picturesque village with its “Facion,” old grotesque faces carved into the sandstone on the lintels of the houses, to ward off evil spirits.

Continuing towards Fosdinovo to reach Montignoso. Of particular interest is the medieval Castle Aghinolfi, and the Villa Schiff-Giorgini, surrounded by a garden with old trees. The Porta Lake is the ideal place for nature lovers. Some routes follow the tracks of the ancient Via Francigena along the Magra river. Proceeding you pass through: Filattiera, the Byzantine capital of Lunigiana, with its narrow streets, the lookout tower, the medieval church of San Giorgio . Do not miss the hospital of San Giacomo, an ancient place of welcome for the pilgrims. The most important monument in the area is the Church of St. Stephen in Sorano along the Via Francigena. Not far from the village of Filattiera numerous tower-houses make up the village of Ponticello built in the Byzantine era.

Then they cross Malgrate, Castiglione, Merizzo, Vaccareccia, Quercia, Rometta, Ceserano, S. Terenzo, Castelpoggio, Gragnana, Sorgnano until arriving in Carrara, the marble city. In the old center of Carrara, many historic buildings can be found such as the Medico Palace, the Fabbricotti villa, and Cathedral of St. Andrew, an impressive building in Romanesque-Gothic style. On the front of the building is the house where Michelangelo stayed when he came to pick out marble for his work. The Ducal Palace houses the Academy of Fine Arts founded in 1769 where works of contemporary art, plaster casts, and numerous Roman milestones are exhibited. Do not miss the Museo Civico del Marmo, with well-preserved finds from the quarries, machines, and tools for ore processing. Proceeding towards the sea, you reach Marina di Carrara with its modern marina that owes its fame to the marble maritime traffic.






History about Carrara

Treno del marmo - CarraraMarble train

The marble capital


The etymology of the name is related to the Latin word carrariae, i.e., quarries, already known and appreciated during the Roman civilization. The area was inhabited by people of Celtic origin, assuredly since the ninth century B.C. In the year 180 B.C. the army of Rome finally defeated the local population and, in the span of a century, the Roman colonists settled in the area and began the exploitation of the marble quarries. In imperial times they ran three large quarries at full speed, and the extracted marble was transported to Rome for the construction the most prominent civil and religious buildings. The Colosseum, among others, was entirely covered in marble coming from the Apuan.

With the fall of the Roman empire, mining began to decline until it ceased almost completely. First, the Goths and then the Byzantines (VI century) took possession of the land and were primarily interested in controlling two important roads, the major Via Aurelia and the one that will later be known as the Via Francigena (or Romea). In the seventh century, the Lombards settled in the area, and they were not in the least interested in re-opening the quarries because they had decided to use the area exclusively for agricultural development.

After the victorious offensive of Charlemagne against the Lombard kingdom, the area was placed under the control of the bishopric of Luni. Weakened by a lengthy war against the Malaspina to control the Lunigiana, the bishopric chose to move in Sarzana. The area remains under control of a Ghibelline faction. Meanwhile, the quarries were re-opened, producing marble intended for Florence and Pisa. After political events that saw the alternating dominance of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, in 1495 the Malaspina settled there and, in 1554, the Duchy of Massa Carrara was officially constituted. Subsequently, the city experienced an increasing development, both in mining and in the presence of renowned artists and sculptors.

In 1741, when the Duke of Modena, Ercole III d’Este married the last descendant of the Malaspina, the Duchess Maria Teresa, Carrara was attacked by another political entity. In 1790 the Tuscan territory got back in the hands of the heiress Maria Beatrice d’Este, but seven years later, she was overwhelmed by political and military events that provoked the French Revolution all over the Italian territory. Subsequently, Carrara was administered, along with other parts of Tuscany, by Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, Napoleon’s sister. In this period the mining and trade of marble were intensified. With the Restoration (1815) and with the return of Maria Beatrice d’Este, the city became an autonomous principality. After the death of the Duchess (1829), the town returned to be part of the Duchy of Modena. Until the unification of Italy, Carrara was the scene of several uprisings and conspiracies and the Italian independence missionary Giuseppe Mazzini.


Typical food

grass from ColonnataLardo of Colonnata

Taglierini coi fagioli (Noodles with beans)
Lasagne tordellate
Tordellini in brodo
Cazalà  (Polenta with mushroom sauce and pecorino cheese)
Baccalà marinato alla carrarina
Stuffed mussels
Polenta incatenata
Trippa alla carrarina
Frisoli  (sweet rice fritters)
Fugaza (sweet focaccia with raisins and pine nuts)
Fugazina (crushed Focaccia of very salty corn, accompanied with figs Montemarcello
Badoti (boiled chestnuts)



Typical products of Carrara

Carrara - Arte del marmoMarble sculptures


Marmo di CarraraTo remove the boulders from the mountain the Romans inserted wet wooden wedges in the natural cracks in the rock which, when they swelled, broke the blocks off. The first real industrial innovation occurred in the sixteenth century when gunpowder was first used in the quarries of Carrara. It was the year 1570 and the event was deemed to be so memorable that Alberico Cybo minted a commemorative coin. In 1895 the helical wire was introduced in the mines. This system offered the following advantages: it avoided fragmentation of the blocks minimizing the quantity of debris. Another innovation (1897) were the diamond drill bits and penetrating pulleys and later the first pneumatic hammers.

Today technology has, in large part, integrated in the quarry and replaced human labor: diamond single blade chassis, which descend up to 60/90 cm. There are still 270 active quarries in Carrara and they are, in large part, on the forefront of technological innovation in the field worldwide industry.



The great sculptor of the Renaissance Michelangelo Buonarroti explained, in a famous letter, how he miraculously escaped death when a huge block of marble fell down and was about to hit him; less fortunate was his worker who was crushed. The grim description of the incident is one of the most tragic and compelling reports, resulted from direct observation of the transport system, used from the Roman times until only a few decades ago, that made use of a mandatory method: the “lizzatura”.

It was only during the last war, that the construction of a dense and impressive road network in the marble basins and the dismantling of the Marmifera Railroad allowed the trucks to load the blocks in the quarry and transport them to their destinations.


List of art workshops to visit

Scuola di scultura1List of art workshops to visit

A.M.A di Andrei Carlo
Via Delle Pinete, 21 – 54036 Marina di Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 634769 Fax +39 0585 634705
Tours by appointment
summer internships

Arte Più snc di Ceccarelli & Gianfranchi
Via Villafranca, 1 – 54031 Avenza
Phone:  +39 0585 53758

Canalini Ercole di Bruno Canalini
Via Carriona, 228 – 54033 loc. Pontecimato Carrara
Phone:  +39 0585 845590

Cava Scuola di Giorgi Franca
Via Fantiscritti, 1 Miseglia – 54033 Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 54793  mobile  +39 3383739813
Visits to the lab, guided tours of the quarry Ravaccione gallery, sculpture courses.

Corsanini Luigi
Viale Domenico Zaccagna, 6 – 54033 Avenza
Phone:  +39 0585 53559
By appointment

Costa Paolo &C. snc
Via Carriona, 92 – 54033 Carrara
Phone:  +39 0585 71740

D.&B. di P. Francesco Dalleluche &C. snc
Via Carriona, 384 – 54031 Avenza
Phone: +390585844612

Devoti 3d snc di Devoti Marco & C.
Via Fivizzano, 56 – 54031 Avenza
Phone:  +39 0585 856345
Guided tours by appointment

E.L.T.M. di Fabrizio Lazzeri & C.
Via Provinciale, 113 – 54033 Avenza
Phone:  +39 0585 840493

Felici Dino
Via Aurelia,1 loc. Turigliano – 54031 Avenza
Phone: +39 0585 858310
Visti by appointment

F.lli Poletti e Ghio snc
Via Provinciale, 111 – 54031 loc. Nazzano Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 840175
Stage estivi

F.lli Gabrielli Snc di M. Gabrielli
Via Delle Pinete, 25 – 54036 Marina di Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 785366

Kosmos Marmo di Hurtado Oliverelias Art
Via Capitan Fiorillo, 15 – 54036 Marina di Carrara
Phone:  +39 0585 858434

Il Marmo di Lido Vatteroni
Via Carriona, 22 – 54033 CARRARA
Phone:  +39 0585 70032

Marmo In di Augusto Danesi
Via Colle – 54033 Bedizzano

Marmo Ornamento di Alberto Giananti
Via Ghiacciaia, 11 – 54033 Carrara
Phone:  +39 0585 70991

Monfroni Michele
Via Codena, 29/B – 54033 Carrara
Phone: +39058574203
Visits to the lab, show room.

Nicoli & Lyndam Sculptures srl
Piazza XXVII Aprile, 8 – 54033 Carrara
Phone:  + 39 0585 70079/0585 74243
Fax 0585 73183
Guided tours by appointment
Internships monthly in highly specialized environment

Nuova Marmotecnica di Giordano W. Baudoni
Via Piave, 11 Bis – 54033 loc. Stadio Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 841084

Pedrini Mario &C. snc
Viale Domenico Zaccagna, 6 – 54031 Avenza
Phone:  +39 0585 55945

Spinetti Daniele
Via Carriona, 2 – 54033 Carrara
Phone:  +39 0585 74502

Statuariamarmi srl
Via llice, 15 – 54031 loc. Nazzano Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 846300
Visiting hours .9-12.30 / 13.30-18
internship opportunities

Studi D´arte Cavemichelangelo srl
Via Piave, 32 – 54033 Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 842496
guided tours by appointment

Studio di Scultura Coop. Arco Arte
Via Carriona di Colonnata, 10 – 54033 Carrara
Phone: +39 0585 777000
Sculpture courses from mid-May to mid-October.
For the remaining period of reservation




Where to sleep in Carrara


Albergo Ristorante Radar

Via delle Macchiacce, 13 – località Fontia – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 842840

Hotel Carrara

Via Petacchi, 21 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 857616
Services: Pets allowed, Parking

Hotel Delfino

Viale Colombo, 68 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 788423/  +39 347 4767590
Services: swimming pool, terrace, bar, wi-fi

Hotel Dora

Via Apuana, 3 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 70634

Hotel Exclusive

Via Colombo, 59 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 789263
Services: spaces accessible to the disabled, wi-fi, TV, wellness center, beauty center, parking

Hotel Maurin

Via Fiorino, 2 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 859385

Hotel Michelangelo

Via Corso C. Rosselli, 3 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 777161
Services: pets accepted, parking, baby sittingHotel Sergio

Via Provinciale Carrara Avenza, 181 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 857695

Hotel Maestrale

Via Fabbricotti, 2 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0187 66739/ +39 0585 785371

Hotel Bagno Stella del Mare  

Viale Colombo, 68 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 648656/ +39 338 1600041
Services: bar, garden, children’s playground, wheelchair accessible, parking, solarium, TV

Hotel Il Mediterraneo

Via Genova, 2/H – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 785222

Hotel Morgana

Viale Colombo, 12 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 785545
Services: Pets allowed, Parking

Hotel Anna

Via Venezia, 2 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 780208
Services: restaurant, TV, car park, garden, babysitting, wi-fi

Hotel Atlantic

Via Vespucci, 36 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 630018
Services: Pets allowed, Swimming pool

Hotel Ristorante La Pineta

Viale C. Colombo, 119/ bis – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 633390
Services: garden, pets accepted, parking, bar, restaurant, TV

Hotel Tenda Rossa

Viale Colombo, 14 – località Marina di Carrara  – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 787435
Services: parking, wi-fi, bike rental

Hotel Olga

Via Maggiani, 32 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 634090


Agriturismo Terrascura

Fivizzano – via Napoli, 96 – località Folegnano – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 1925149/ +39 349 6244425

Agriturismo e Maneggio Fattoria Battilana

Via Pontremoli, 9 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 53960
Services: Pets allowed

Bed and Breakfast

B&B A Casa di Duke

Via Luogo al Colle, 18 – località Bedizzano – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 392 2663598
Services: Pets allowed

B&B Al Nido del Cuculo

Via Nuova Bergiola, 33 – località Bergiola – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 390 58573252
Services: pets accepted, parking, wi-fi, TV

B&B Alloro

Via Ficola, 29/ bis – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 71860

B&B Centrale

Viale XX Settembre, 254/A – località Avenza – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 51292

B&B Lunezia

Via Colombo, 74 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 630795
Services: air conditioning, space wheelchair accessible, parking

B&B Casa Gregori

Via Cavaiola, 29 – località Fossone – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 54177/+39 335 246979/ +39 347 4833523
Services: Pets allowed, spaces are wheelchair accessible, parking

B&B Bella Vista

Via Ficola, 16 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 840213

B&B I Ponti di Vara

Via Largo dei Canepari, 9 – località Miseglia – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 77102

B&B La Volta

Via Magenta, 30 – località Fossola – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 347 4969354

B&B Sole Luna

Via Santi Quattro, 29 – località Codena – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 333 9584709

B&B Villa Isa

Via Fossone Basso, 22 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 55798

B&B Villa Rebecca

Viale Monzoni, 28 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 53367
Services: pets accepted, garden, barbecue, wi-fi, TV

B&B Il Monticello

Via del Monticello, 1 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 349 2749822/ +39 346 3346712

B&B Il Salice Bianco

Via Fossone Alto, 30 – località Fossone – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 328 5915396

B&B Il Giardino Antico

Via Toniolo, 8/bis – località Avenza – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 859667/ +39 333 6972650

B&B Foresteria del Muraglione

Via Fivizzano, 12 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 338 2295287

B&B Galleria Ars Apua

Via Antica di Bergiola, 19 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 70496

B&B San Marco

Via Filattiera, 15 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 855520/ +39 338 9281154

B&B Giusybeb

Via Pellini, 22/C – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 780901/ +39 339 3332505

B&B Villa Rebecca

Viale Monzoni, 28 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 366 1849539

B&B La Casa Giallina

Via Battilana, 17 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 634391/ +39 335 352674/ +39 335 352674

B&B Il Peperoncino

Via Sorgnano, 53 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 349 5963758/ +39 347 2384511

B&B Il Platano di Giulio

Via Provinciale 58/T – località Avenza – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 842442/ +39 349 0978143/ +39 335 226752

B&B Villa Belvedere

Viale XX Settembre, 73 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 845304/ +39 347 4578881
Services: swimming pool, garden

B&B I Due Oleandri

Via Venezia, 26 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 347 1797023/ +39 347 6295467

B&B Villa Acero

Via Bigioni, 54 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 787693/ +39 329 4346005/ +39 328 9121006

B&B Notti Magiche

Via Casala, 3 – località Fossola – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 339 8859777/+39 334 9060539

B&B Il Marlo

Via delle Pinete, 21 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 044583/ +39 338 4918553/ +39 338 2285549

B&B Antica Carrara

Via dell’Arancio, 17 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 74275
servizi: parcheggio

B&B Accommodation in … Carrara

Via Carriona di Colonnata, 41 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 777000

B&B Villa Belverde

Via XX Settembre, 73 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 845304

B&B Ca di Marmo

Via Pulcinacchia, 9 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 347 4755986

B&B Magnolia

Viale XX Settembre, 142 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 840610
Services: Pets allowed, Parking

B&B Residenza Marina

Via Venezia, 72 – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 339 2292253

B&B Mistral

Via Bassagrande, 72/ bis – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 631832

Affittacamere Villa Gino Selvini

Via Bassagrande, 69 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 631714
Services: Pets allowed, Parking


Camping Carrara

Viale Fabbricotti – località Marina di Carrara – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 780479
Services: parking

Mountain refuge

Rifugio Carrara

Via Campocecina, 1 – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 841972
Services: Pets allowed

Where to eat in Carrara

Restaurants and Taverns

Ristorante Il Poggio

Piazza Fantiscritti – Carrara (MS)
Tel. +39 0585 779673  /  +39 333 6024026
Services: apuane specialties – open daily