VERSILIA: THE CARRARA MARBLE TOUR
If you want to go in-depth into this particular material's processing and the related traditions, you should pay a visit to "Museo del Lavoro e delle Tradizioni Popolari della Versilia Storica" (Museum of Work and Community Traditions of Historic Versilia), located in Palazzo Medici (pic n°6) in Seravezza. This museum is rich in interesting information and artifacts related to ancient marble-working traditions.
Also, a visit to Milani Ironworks could be an interesting experience. It is a tool shop and workshop located in Pomezzana, a small village in the area of Stazzema, in hinterland Versilia. The ironworks are open to visitors to show them how they build the tools that are necessary to extract the marble blocks from the quarries.
Starting and ending points: Pietrasanta
Length of the tour: 93 km
Some pictures along the Carrara marble tour:
White marble quarry (pic n°1); White marble quarry (pic n°2); the Apuan Alps (pic n°3); Bozzetti Museum (pic n°4); (pic n°5); Museum of Work and Community Traditions of Historic Versilia (pic n°6);
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Tour: Versilia: the Carrara marble tour
Category: Country sightseeing tour
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Region: Tuscany , Italy
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