Galleria Ravaccione

Quarry Gallery Ravaccione N° 84


Useful Information

Location: Near Fantiscritti. Between Ravaccione and Fantiscritti.
Open: All year Mon-Fri 14:30-18:30, Sat, Sun, Hol 10:30-19.
AUG daily 10:30-19.
[2008]
Fee: Adults EUR 6, Children (6-12) EUR 3, School Pupils EUR 4, Students EUR 5.
[2008]
Classification: ExplainLimestone Quarries and Mine
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=18°C.
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Address: Galleria Ravaccione, piazzale dei "Fantiscritti", n° 84, località Miseglia, Carrara, Cell: +39-339-7657470. E-mail: contact
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History


Description

The marble quarry Galleria Ravaccione is probably the most impressive of all quarries around Carrara. It was started after the construction of a 1,200m long road tunnel which was intended to connect the narrow Apuan valley. The builders were impressed by the quality of the marble in the middle of the mountain, so an underground quarry or marble mine was constructed right in the middle of the mountain. The result is a series of enormous underground halls.