Experience the Marble Quarries on a 4X4 Off Road Adventure
Duration 11h : 30m
20 participants maximum
• 4x4 off road adventure on the Carrara marble quarries
• Self-guided visit of Pisa and Lucca
Explore the marble quarries of Carrara on a 4x4 off road vehicle with this full-day tour from Florence, Siena, Montecatini or San Gimignano. Experience the unique flavor of ‘Lardo di Colonnata’, enjoy some free time in Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, and more.
Visiting Carrara marble quarries by 4x4 Jeep is an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy the charm of exclusive places otherwise inaccessible for visitors on their own. Top quality off road vehicles driven by our expert staff will lead you to an altitude of 900m where your will see breathtaking scenery. Moreover, you will be given detailed explanations about both ancient and modern excavation methods in direct contact with quarrymen in work days, while cutting marble or loading huge blocks on trucks. After that you will have a short break during which you will taste the unique flavour of the ‘Lardo di Colonnata’. Then you will reach an altitude of 1200m where you can’t keep your eyes off such a view. Afterwards you will be driven to Pisa where you will visit the most renowned squares and monuments such as Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, the Cemetery and the Cathedral. Lucca is situated along the road that leads to the coast from Florence. It is a distinctive city of art and Renaissance style surrounded by walls, interrupted by beautiful gates and ramparts. You will have free time to take a walk along a section of the town walls to enjoy a wonderful view over the roofs, alleys, towers, churches and palaces. The tour continues with the visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral and ends in the typical street of antique shops in the old town centre, where you will free time.
Available Wednesday, Sunday (from 15th March to 15th November).
We recommend hiking boots, a backpack with multiple pockets and sunscreen.
PLEASE NOTE, the tour would be activated with minimum of 8 travelers
Customers must be able to climb and descend stairs.
The tour includes:
Travel by GT coach or minivan with air conditioning
Expert multilingual escorts
Guided visit of Carrara marble quarries
Lardo di Colonnata tasting
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze FI, Italia
Meeting point: inside Santa Maria Novella train station, in front of the pharmacy with the green cross
Departure time: 08:15 am (check in closes 15min before departure)
Return point: Florence, Santa Maria novella train station
Return time: around 07:45 pm