Carrara-Marble Quarries + Portovenere (Full Day)

Carrara Marble Quarries and Portovenere Shore Excursion from La Spezia

8 h


3 max

8 max

Carrara-Marble Quarries + Portovenere (Full Day) Private Tour

With the Carrara-Marble Quarries + Portovenere private tour you can discover the famous Marble Quarries and immerse yourself in the wonder of Portovenere.
In about one hour we’ll arrive in Carrara, the home-town of the great marble chosen by artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini. You will visit the central marble basin to learn how it was hard the work of the quarry men as well as the excavation system employed nowadays. It will be an unique experience that you’ll never forget!

We’ll continue our tour to Colonnata, a tiny marble village which dates back to the Roman epoch. There you will have free time to stroll around and have lunch. You can also taste the typical local product: the famous Lardo di Colonnata (cold cut).

During the morning, you will have a whole marble experience, by visiting an open-air museum by the Carrara marble caves and you’ll find out what there is behind a sculpture. You will learn the different processes of carving and understand how a piece of marble can be transformed into a masterpiece. Surrounded by works of art, you’ll live a real overwhelming experience!

Follows a drive of about 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Portovenere (the Port of Venus), a lovely fishing village that will warm your heart. Walk around to see the castle and the wonderful St. Peter’s church that overlooks the gulf of the romantic poets. Discover “Byron Cave” and understand what inspired him.


1. Discover how is quarried the world-famous ‘White Carrara marble’
2. Lunch at the Marble Village of Colonnata and tasting of Local Products.
3. Visit of Portovenere: one of the most enchanting Italian Fishing Villages

  • Availability: all year round
  • Disables and reduced mobility people friendly: Yes, if requested
  • Tour duration: 8 hours
  • Activity Level: low (low/moderate/high)
  • Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Pick up suggested: 9.00 am
  • Including: parking, tolls and fuel
  • Price: (per party, not per person), depending on duration, pick-up location and group size
  • Not included: admission ticket for churches and museums
  • Pick up location: your accommodation (cruises, hotels, villas, B&B, etc.)
  • NO hidden surprises, and your rate is confirmed before you book
  • Veh’s fleet is formed by exclusive private mercedes Sedan, Van and Bus
  • The drivers are licensed, insured, regulated and vaccinated
  • English speaking driver if requested
  • Thanks to our authorizations, we can access to any historical centres
  • Bottled water onboard
  • Highly competitive rates (same price, or even lower, than a normal taxi)
  • C-19 compliance standards
The driver will give you all the details about pick up times and meeting points and will always have a mobile with him, in case you decide to leave a destination earlier than scheduled, it can be arranged on the day. You will be provided with general information concerning Italy, plus a map if necessary/requested.
Please note that the driver is not able to leave the vehicle and accompany you to specific sites in the centre due to strict parking regulations in the city centres.
Upon debarkation
All cruise ship passengers must take one of the free shuttle buses from the pier to the terminal, this takes approximately 5 minutes. Once you have arrived to the terminal, a representative from will be at the terminal exit with a sign “”.
Departure Point
Return Details
This activity will end right where it started.
Please note that admission tickets to the Fantiscritti Quarry Museum are not included in the tour package. These tickets have specific entry times and must be purchased in advance before the tour departure. We recommend coordinating with us to determine the best times and itinerary for your visit, to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our knowledgeable guides will be happy to provide recommendations and assist you with purchasing tickets in advance, to avoid any delays or inconvenience. Thank you for choosing our tour and we look forward to providing you with a memorable and stress-free experience.


Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. After booking a service, the agreed price will not change. Prices include all applicable taxes and fees, except the National Vat (10%)


If you are booking a tour or shore trip or custom transfer, you will have to pay a non-refundable deposit to reserve your booking.
*Booking amounts for tour or shore trip service are calculated as 15% of the total cost of booked services. The remaining due balance will have to be settled once onboard.
*Booking amounts for custom transfer are calculated as 30% of the total cost of booked services. The remaining due balance will have to be settled once onboard.


*Cancellations for SPRINTER/VAN/SEDAN service less than twenty-four (24) hours, will result in a cancellation fee equal to the full price of the trip fare plus any applicable fees incurred, parking, wait time, etc.

*Cancellations for COACH BUS and BUS service must be made by contacting the main office. A fifty (50) percent deposit is taken at time of reservation. This deposit is only refundable if cancelled seven (7) days prior to trip date.  If cancellation is made less than seven (7) days prior to reservation date for COACH BUS and BUS service, a cancellation fee equal to one hundred (100) percent of the trip total will be incurred. Deposits may be used for credit on future trips pending management approval.

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