Virgin Voyages' guide to Marina di Carrara
With mountains of the purest marble towering over the city, any pic taken in Marina di Carrara comes with a marvelous backdrop.
Marina di Carrara
Tuscany, Liguria and in between
The marble, which has been mined in close by Carrara for centuries, has been used to create some of the most important architectural wonders like the Pantheon and Michelangelo’s David. Nestled between the rolling hills of Tuscany and the crescent-like coastline of Liguria, Marina di Carrara acts as a scenic springboard to Italy’s culturally rich regions.
Tuscany and Liguria capture Italian culture like no other region. To get a taste of Tuscany, sip your way through the Chianti region and visit vineyard after vineyard or get to know the culture in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Medieval towns like Lucca dot the Tuscan countryside and Pisa lies a stone’s throw away. On the northern coast of Liguria, encounter the Italian Riviera in luxurious cities like Portofino and picturesque villages like Cinque Terre.
Wandering around Western Italy
The hills, the thrills and the chill
Up Close with Carrara Marble
Adventures in Antipasti
Florence and Wine Tasting at a Castle
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Buongiorno from Tuscany
The Italian language originated from a Tuscan dialect.
Stray (far off) the course
In Liguria lies a vibrant collection of five fishing villages whose rocky cliffs overlook the turquoise blue waters of the coast. In Cinque Terre Two-Village Visit, you’ll wander through Vernazza and Riomaggiore, check out their charming palazzos, and get time to explore these beautiful villages.DISCOVER MORE SHORE THINGS
Italy’s natural landscapes and charming cities feel like a dream. The green and yellow hues of Tuscany, the bright blue waters of Liguria with the marble white mountains of Marina di Carrara in the middle bring the colors of Italy to life. Whether you marveled at the marble caves or ventured into Tuscany, Liguria and beyond, Marina di Carrara served as a solid home base. It’s impossible to visit every vineyard, cultural site and coast in one day, which gives you yet another excuse to travel to Tuscany and Liguria again.
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