FORTE DEI MARMI AND TOUR OF CARRARA MARBLE QUARRIES

Situated on Tuscany’s Riviera, Forte dei Marmi is today one of Italy’s main beach resorts. International visitors, film, television and music stars flock to this VIP destination to relax on the beach, dine in the many fine restaurants and shop in the most exclusive boutiques. Forte dei Marmi is the place to see and be seen! Since Roman times marble has been quarried from the Apuane mountains.
It was in the Middle Ages, however, that the industry reached its peak of importance by supplying with the magnificent stone such sculptors as Giambologna, Bernini, Donatello, and of course, the master of masters, Michelangelo Buonarroti. This fascinating tour includes also a guided visit to see how the marble is extracted, cut and refined.

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