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A guide dedicated to those wishing to visit and discover the city of Carrara and its while marble quarries. As well as itineraries to discover some of the less well-known aspects of the city of marble, this guide includes a wealth of other information regarding its history and traditions. Carrara, city of marble and anarchy, city of sculptors and great artists. The city where Michelangelo had the white marble extracted for his works, as did the ancient Romans thousands of years before him. The city whose buildings, squares and main doors of the houses are made of white marble, Carrara a city to visit and discover. One of a kind which you just can’t help photographing and remembering. Carrara is a must if you want to learn about Tuscany and its cities, rich in art and history, such as Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena and San Gimignano and a must for those wishing to visit the Cinque Terre or stay in nearby Versilia. A stop not to be missed for those who want to know the history of ancient Luni and see the places where the ancient Romans extracted their precious marble.
Below, the index of the guide and all it includes:

Historical Centre:
Piazza Alberica
Via Loris Giorgi
Piazza del Duomo
Teatro degli Animosi
Via Santa Maria
Piazza Gramsci
San Francesco Church and Convent
Madonna del Carmine
Chiesa della Vergine del Suffragio
Santuario della Vergine delle Grazie
Palazzo Cybo-Malaspina and Accademia di Belle Arti
Marble workshops
Palazzo delle Poste
Palazzo INAIL
Palazzo Tenerani
Palazzo del Convitto
Palazzo Binelli
Palazzo Cucchiari

Outside the old town centre:
Marcognano Monumental Cemetery
The marble quarries
Marina di Carrara

10 Artworks:
1. Aedicule of Fantiscritti
2. Angelo Puccinelli (attributed) – Painted Cross
3. Baccio Bandinelli – Monument to Andrea Doria (“il Gigante”)
4. Luciano Borzone, Martirio di san Ceccardo
5. Giovanni Lazzoni – Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi
6. Giovanni Antonio Cybei – Madonna del Rosario
7. Antonio Canova – Letizia Ramolino Bonaparte
8. Pietro Tenerani, Genio della caccia e genio della pesca
9. Carlo Finelli – Le Ore danzanti
10. Carlo Sergio Signori – Monumento ai fratelli Rosselli

The city of marble
Anarchic Carrara
Marble quarries
The marble of the Romans
Carrara between the 19th and the 20th century
From Campocecina to the Monte Sagro
Updated on
Sep 24, 2019

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