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Are you looking for a guided tour of Massa Carrara?

Here are our guided tours of Massa Carrara and province; you will find the best itineraries to explore the territory based on what you would like to see and experience.

Do you need a tourist guide for Massa Carrara? The itineraries are all expertly led by our local Massa Carrara tourist guides.

Why should you choose a ‘La Giunchiglia’ tourist guide to see Massa Carrara?

We would like you to make the most of the many itineraries the province of Massa Carrara has to offer and with a local guide, you can discover places you would never find on your own.

Our love for this land and our many years of experience in the sector allow us to offer you a unique travel experience.

Let your eyes feast on breathtaking images, your nose breathe in fragrant aromas, your heart beat with emotion…

We are not offering you an ordinary holiday but a veritable travel experience.

The province of Massa Carrara is in the northernmost part of Tuscany and borders with the province of La Spezia in Liguria. The provincial capital is Massa, although, tourist-wise, Carrara is the better-known town thanks to the white Carrara marble extracted from the nearby Apuan Alps. The marble quarries attract visitors from all over the world.

The coastal beach resort area is known as ‘La Riviera’, while the interior part of the province is called Lunigiana from Luni, an ancient Roman port.

Massa, today, has an unbreakable bond with Carrara but in 1800, it was under the dominion of the House of Este, then it became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Its origins date back to pre-Roman times. In the Middle Ages, it was along the route that went from Pisa to Luni. In Napoleonic times, it was annexed to Lucca.

Carrara is a precious gem set between the coast and the Apuan Alps, the latter responsible for the city’s fame. In the Middle Ages, Carrara was very desirable and was given in succession to the Republics of Pisa, Lucca, and Florence and later, acquired by the Visconti of Milan. With Napoleon’s arrival, Carrara became part of his sister Elisa’s territory. She gave a substantial boost to the marble extraction industry, favoring the opening of banks and financial institutions, which rendered the extraction industry an extremely important resource for Tuscany and Italy.

Take a panoramic tour of the marble quarries and then finish off the tour with a sampling of some local products such as the world-famous IGP Colonnata Lard.
If you would like to visit Carrara or Massa, we are only too happy to create an itinerary for you.

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Panoramic Tour of the Marble Quarries of Carrara

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