In the Apuan Alps the spectacular marble quarries offer an evocative sight. Here this precious white stone has been excavated since Roman times. Since then, it has been used for all sorts of different purposes: from the simple objects to more famous works of art and architecture.
In the past the blocks of marble were carried to the plain with an ancient manual technique called ‚Äú Lizzatura‚ÄĚ which is recalled each year thanks to the courage and skill of the last living ‚ÄúLizzatori In the art ¬†laboratories of Carrara , at the Marble Museum and at open exhibitions, it is possible to see the history and the working of the marble. Chain of mountain crests which stand out clear and impressive on the remaining Appennino, this landscape with its still here and there intact places, and its marble quarries on the slopes is two thousand years old at least.