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Getting to Carrara from LaSpezia

by DarisMcCord Online Now Apr 4, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Is there public transportation to the Carrara Marble fields? If so, how do we connect with transportation? We would prefer not to rent a car to do the Marble fields and tours seem very expensive. Please advise.

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    Re: Getting to Carrara from LaSpezia

    by leics Online Now Apr 5, 2011 at 11:04 AM

    I have answered a similar question relating to travel from Pisa. I'll copy some of it here.

    You can take the train from La Sp to Carrara-Avenza, but the station is not in Carrara itself.

    trenitalia.com/homepage_en.h...

    Train times, details and fares in English on that link.

    You will find information about visiting the quarry on its website:

    carraramarble.it/english/mar...

    where there is also a contact email for more information and, possibly, for a tour of the working part of the quarry.

    I think you will need a car to access the other parts of the quarry itself....I don't think they are easily walkable.

    I had trouble finding a suitable bus service from the station at Carrara-Avenza...you may find something here:

    http://www.atnsrl.it/orari.php?idzona=1 for timetables from/to Carrara

    http://www.atnsrl.it/orari.php?idzona=3 for 'extra-urban' bus times serving Carrara.

    I suspect you will need a car or an organised tour of some sort to visit the quarry properly.

    You can read other replies (including one from the original poster after the trip) here:

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