Discover Marble and the Apuan Alps Italy

Massa-Carrara, an artistic city halfway between the mountains and the sea, is a popular stopping point for tourists. The city has been famous for its marble quarries for thousands of years. Not far from here you can see the relief of the Apuan Alps, which is protected by a regional park. This is where you can really start to make out the gentle mountain slopes where white marble is extracted. Mostly used today in the industrial sector, white marble is a material used throughout Italy to make statues and monuments.

  • Le Marbre et les Alpes Apuanes , The Apuan Alps, Tuscany , Italy
    The Apuan Alps, Tuscany

    The Apuan Alps are a mountain range located in northern Tuscany: the province of Carrare is known for the marble quarried there

    © Judith Flacke / 123RF
  • Le Marbre et les Alpes Apuanes , Colonnata, Apuan Alps , Italy
    Colonnata, Apuan Alps

    Colonnata is an old town known around the world for its bacon and its marble quarries.

    © ZoonarWolfgang Heid / age fotostock
  • Le Marbre et les Alpes Apuanes , The Apuan Alps, Tuscany , Italy
    The Apuan Alps, Tuscany

    The Apuan Alps conceal plenty of sites that are rich with history and popular culture.

    © ZoonarL Matrisch / age fotostock
  • Le Marbre et les Alpes Apuanes , The marble quarries, Apuan Alps , Italy
    The marble quarries, Apuan Alps

    Traces of where marble has been quarried can be seen on the mountainside in Carrare, one of the most valued places in the world for marble.

    © ZoonarL Matrisch / age fotostock
  • Le Marbre et les Alpes Apuanes , Italy
    Marble and the Apuan Alps
    © Liane Matrisch / age fotostock
  • Le Marbre et les Alpes Apuanes , Italy
    Marble and the Apuan Alps
    © ZoonarL Matrisch / age fotostock
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