Tag Archives: Apuan Alps

Lizzatura, bringing the white marble down the hard way

“Lizzatura” a millenary means of transporting heavy blocks of Carrara white marble down some very steep slopes with just the use of rope and wooden poles Continue reading

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Music on the Apuan Alps

The mountains of the Apuan Alps will be resounding with music this summer thanks to a series of concerts organized by the local Alpine club. Continue reading

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From the Hermitage Museum to Carrara

Magnificent collection of marble statues on show at Palazzo Cucchiari in Carrara. Hosted are some of Tsar Nicholas I’s favourite Italian neoclassical masterpieces. Continue reading

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Livorno, waiting to be discovered

This week one of Pope Francis’ choir ‘boys’ is leading us to the discovery of the ancient free port city of Livorno. Tuscan born Ermenegildo Corsini lives and works in Rome where he is part of the renowned Sistine Chapel … Continue reading

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Massa, set between white quarry mountains and deep blue sea

The Province of Massa-Carrara separates Tuscany from Liguria and Emilia Romagna and is a paradise for tourists in all seasons. It offers, in fact, both an extensive coastline full of sea resorts and fish restaurants, and the Apuan Alps, a … Continue reading

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