The Apuan Alps gave rise the digging out of too many minerals such as the iron ore since the ancient time, but they are so famous for the Marble mining; even during the Roman Times it was used for the palaces and the statues.
Some artists, such as Michelangelo, Bernini and Canova modelled it for their greatful works of art during the folowing time. To visit the Apuan Alps, go from Carrara exit towards Campocecina, from where you could have a large view of the below quarries and follow the phases of the transport of the marble to the plain. Before going back to Carrara, do not forget to stop in Colonnata, the country of the Lardo.
In hotel you can book a jeep tour 35 euros per person The organizer will pick you up directly at the hotel and after a visit to the quarries and the sculpture workshop, a taste of the famous Lard backs you to the hotel. Duration about 4 hours.