Tigullio tour and guided visit with Suv 4x4 of the Marble Quarries in Carrara
In the morning, preferably around 08.30/09.00 a.m., our private driver will be glad to accompany you with a comfortable Mercedes Benz vehicle to the discovery of the Marble Quarries of Carrara.
Once arrived at your destination you will meet another driver/guide with a Land Rover Defender (8 seats) reserved only for you.
He will make you live a different and fascinating reality made of hard work and genius, ancient sweat and modern technology. The world of marble is not only the extraction or processing of a stone, but the history of a territory and its population. Carrara marble is famous all over the world, also because it is used by the most famous sculptors such as Michelangelo, Donatello and many others. Social and historical information about the territory will be provided along the way.
Walking along private roads, winding and very steep, you will reach in a few minutes the highest quarries, up to over 1000 meters above sea level. During the journey you will make several stops inside several active quarries of different types (open-air, pit-type, etc..) for technical explanations. You will be able to see the various stages of excavation and to take highly panoramic photographs.
The panoramic visit of the 2nd valley (Miseglia) with a stop in a further quarry for a glass of iced Prosecco and/or a refreshing drink, before visiting a spectacular underground quarry, where even the most disenchanted visitors cannot mask the emotion they feel in a decidedly lunar environment. Return to the starting point, in the locality of Calaggio, for a plenty cold lunch based on Lardo di Colonnata PGI, plates of local cold cuts and cheeses, vegetable pies, tomatoes, water and wine.
After the lunch break and on the way back you can visit with your private driver the Gulf of Tigullio through the most picturesque villages of the eastern coast including Santa Margherita Ligure and the famous "piazzetta" of Portofino, with its prestigious boutiques and exclusive restaurants, which has managed to maintain over time its ancient flavor of fishing village with its naturally protected bay. Once the visit of Portofino is over at about 05.00 p.m. you will definitely return to your starting point.
This is just an idea of what you can visit with our vehicles. Do not hesitate to contact us to find the solution that best reflects your tastes!!
what is INCLUDED:
- 10 hours (approx.)
- car or minivan Mercedes Benz brand with private driver at disposal for the whole tour
- Jeep 4x4 for the tour inside the quarries.
- Driver/Guide for the visit of the quarrier.
- cold lunch based on Lardo di Colonnata PGI, plates of local cold cuts and cheeses, vegetable pies, tomatoes, water and wine.
what is not INCLUDED:
- Cost and availability of a local guide (on request) for the tour of Tigullio.
pick up/drop off:
- port (excursion suggested only to disembarking passengers)
- train station
rate PER group (not PER person):
Group of 1-2 people (sedan/minivan): euro 950,00 vat included
Group of 3-7 people (minivan): euro 1.250,00 vat included
The rates are from point A and back to point A. For different needs do not hesitate to contact us for other estimates.
In case of booking of the guide, the maximum capacity of the vehicles may vary.
- Free Wifi on board of our vehicles
- Welcome water bottle included
- Refreshing wipes and saniting gel
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