Massa Carrara: the marble mountains of Carrara
In northern Tuscany, directly behind the Tuscan coast, the Apuan Alps emerge from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The almost 2,000 meter high white mountain range connect the province of Massa Carrara to the one of Lucca. These marble mountains are perfect for a sporty and creative holiday in northern Tuscany.
Tips in Massa Carrara
A creative holiday or sportive holiday in Italy. Why are we giving these tips to the Massa Carrara region?
The interior of the luxury villas in Tuscany has often lots of marble details. Bathrooms, kitchens and floors we find often designed using marble. Touring through this part of Tuscany numerous and a grand variety of marble artworks from white marble will be discovered. During a visit to the marble quarries of Carrara, your understanding and appreciation of working with marble will change forever. The ‘cave di Fantiscritti’ was the favourite work place of Michelangelo whre he made his most famous marble creations.
Into the mountains: The apuan Alps, the best place for a hiking adventure
The National Parks of the Apuan, ‘Parco Regionale delle Alpi Apuane’, covers a large part of the Apuan Alps. It has a varied landscape filled with beautiful chestnut forests, high rocks with crystal clear streams and impressive mountain formations. During a hike excursion in the Apuan Alps, many stops will be made for the amazing sea views and the multiple level vineyards!
Into the extreme: rock climbing
Massa Carrara is the place to be for an active and extremely sporty holiday. There are challenging climb excursions in the Apuan Alps with impressive rocks for your vertical climb. There are also rockeries for less experienced climbers. Local guides can advise and take you on for a excursion on your level.
Massa Carrara for creative groups
Explore your hidden creative talent during a creative group holiday! Sculpture and painting workshops are available aplenty in Massa Carrara. The blocks of marble are waiting for you! The nature and picturesque towns of Massa are a big inspiration to these creative groups.
On our way to Cinque Terre
The UNESCO World Heritage Listed Cinque Terre is in within driving reach during your stay in a villa in northern Tuscany. The five villages of Cinque Terre are actually located in the neighbouring province named Liguria. Here Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore offer hiking trails of various levels of difficulty. Hiking through these colourful villages with spectacular sea views makes you wonder if you are walking through a magnificent painting.
Beaches are to be found, also in this northern part of Tuscany! Marina di Carrara have beautiful sand and gravel beaches.