The most famous marble in the world is to be found in the
mountains surrounding Carrara
white spots blot the mountain peaks and, during the winter, can easily be
mistaken for snow.
Marble and its traditions
Since the introduction of heavy vehicle by the car industry, lorries have
been used to transport marble down the mountainside to the port in Marina
di Carrara. From Roman Times upto 30 years ago, a process called lizzatura
The sculpture workshops take in world famous artists and
carry out their works of art.
The use of marble is found in many aspects of local
people's lives; for example, marble vessels are used to preserve food, in
particular, the renowned "lardo" (lard) from Colonnata!