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Carrara

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THE MARBLE, THE WHITE GOLD OF CARRARA

Carrara is spread from the coastal area of Marina di Carrara to the hinterland of the Alpi Apuane.

Inhabited since the 9th century b.c., became an important Mining Center of marble in Roman times and known the world over for the works of art created with its stone. During the unification of Italy Carrara was home to a popular uprising thus showing all his anarchist character; It is claimed that Italian anarchism was born here at the end of the 19th century.

The squares of the city and many monuments were decorated and designed with "the white gold of Carrara", such as the Gothic-Romanesque Cathedral whose façade covered in marble and Swiss clock mechanism. The municipality is also home to the Cave Museo Fantiscritti, which retrace the many stages of processing that marble takes and hard and tiring Quarrymen.

 

Traditions

The working of marble in Carrara is the activity that combines tradition and culture. For centuries the local craftsmen working marble making small objects and furnishing.

 

Typical products

For over 40 years in the city of marble is produced the "focaccia carrarina", a circular bread enriched with dried fruit and anise, perfect to close in sweetness a Tuscan lunch.

 

Photo Credits [vacanzeinversilia.com]

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