Carrara Marble Jeep Discovery

Carrara Marble Jeep Discovery

See the initial stages of new masterpieces in Carrara Marble on this adventure by 4X4 to Fantiscritti Quarry.

Travel from the coast by coach on a scenic 90-minute drive admiring the picturesque villages enroute to the rich Apuane Mountains. Upon arrival at the quarry, you will hop into a 4x4 and climb deeper into the quarry area where you will learn about the marble extraction and treatment processes. Carrara marble is one of the most valuable marbles in the world. These quarries have been in use since Roman times and have provided marble for Roman houses and been exported around the world from the ancient Roman harbor of Luni. Famous artists have personally come here to select their marble for their future masterpieces, including Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, as well as Michelangelo Buonarotti.

While visiting this historic quarry; see how the ¨Carrarini¨ (marble workers) operate and how they live their daily lives. After discovering the quarry by 4x4, you will stop for a lunch of local specialties including a regional favorite the Lardo di Colonnata crouton. Be sure to admire the scenic Tuscan and Ligurian countryside during the return trip to Portovenere.

Notes: The road through the quarry is twisty and steep, so it's not advisable for guests who get motion sickness or are afraid of heights. Guests can take marble samples as a souvenir from the quarry. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

Port: Portovenere (Cinque Terre)

Duration: 6 hours

Current Price: 299 USD