All over the world Carrara rhymes with marble, the world’s most valuable, refined and well-known white marble, extracted and sold all over the world since the Romans-time. Marble rhymes with quarry, and quarry means work, the unstoppable work of thousands of men who have shaped – and still are shaping today – the Apuane Alps’ landscape.
With our ‘marble hiking tour’ we dive into a portion of that mesmerizing world: the itinerary starts from the Rifugio Carrara – a characteristic mountain lodge run by the fascinating and grouch wolfman Gianni – surrounded by beech trees and situated not far from the Campocecina meadows, a large clearing where the view finally opens onto the spectacular, majestic and at the same time tragic sight of the Mount Sagro‘s marble quarries.
It is an open air museum not to be missed, in which nature and human-work clash at 1700 meters o.s.l.; and behind all of that more mountains, the Apennines, the Maritime Alps far away, and looking south: the coastal line, the Mediterranean Sea, the Corsica, the Tuscan Archipel… Come and be captivated by this unique landscape!
From THUR to SUN 10 am and 4 pm
Trame di Lunigiana office, Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana
Campocecina – Monte Borla – Monte Sagro – Rifugio Carrara – Cave di Campocecina (optional)
The tour includes:
Professional and Licenced Guide – Lardo di Colonnata and other typical porduces tasting – On request:In & Out Sarzana Transfers
5 km (3 mls)
Wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes!
Tour starts with min 4 passengers: