Did you know ...

that Carrara derives from the Celtic name for quarry?

It is also the name of one of the best-known types of marble in the world and has been mined in Italy since the time of the Romans. Michelangelo and many other artists took their marble blocks from here. Carrara marble has been used to build the cathedral in Florence, St Peter's in Rome, the World Trade Center in New York and the casinos of Las Vegas. In the "Museum of Marble", visitors can get interesting insights into the history and processing of marble, and also take part in guided tours through the quarry.

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