The spectacular Apuan Mountains mark the northern part of the Tuscan Apennines, bounded northwest by the Magra river (Lunigiana) and east by the river Serchio (in the region of Lucca) and south-west by the Apuan Riviera (Versilia).
Their white tops are not as high as the Alps, and they are not covered in snow but with marble: here, the most valuable white marble in the world is quarried since ancient Roman empire times, but probably already in use during the Copper Age to produce various and decorative utensils and commemorative objects.
This is why the the “Alps” awe their name to the Apui strain of the Ligurians, indigenous population of the whole area.
The city of Carrara, its mountain background and its outlet to the sea, its marble culture, its Tuscan style.
Ancient marble quarries to visit, the same where Michelangelo would find the raw material for his artwork, and large green areas to be outdoor.
Massa and Forte dei Marmi, caskets in which to get lost among jewels of art and architecture.
A vivid city and its white marble backgound, with interesting ancient quarries.
A charming medieval city, with magnificent squares and architectures.
Massa and the Malaspinian power, represented in a magnificent fortress.
A tragic story in a beautiful village in the mountains, today National Peace Park.
Colonnata, Arni, Fantiscritti, are the most famous marble quarries, to explore art, spectacular nature and industrial history.
Equipped and structured beaches forll tastes and needs, ideal for kids and comfort lovers, on the coast of Carrara, Massa, Forte dei Marmi.
A soft flesh, unmistakable perfume and white color, a millenary preparation tradition for a unique product, to be enjoyed on hot bread.
Shopping of the best Italian brands and top designers in Forte dei Marmi is a must, together with a apertivo in one of its trendy bars.
From Campo Cecina, above the quarries,o an exclusive overview on sea and mountains, from the Maritime Alps to the Versilia coast.
To remember one of the most tragic episodes of WWII in Europe, the killing of 560 people in Sant’Anna of Stazzema.
A bike on the Cinque Terre train
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