Visit of quarries
Visit of the Quarry-Museum with the owner - experience
Visit of the village and a lard shop (also producer)...
Meal with local products
Visit of the city
Visit of the academy
Visit of the castle
Visit the Museum Danesi, a private collection of ancient instruments and pictures, where we will learn about marble excavation techniques and means of transportation from the Roman Age up to today.
Marble is not used solely for art but also in everyday life and food production. Learn how lardo from Colonnata, the savoury local delicacy, is traditionally aged into big marble vats at a typical lard workshop.
Be welcomed by the Danesi family at their Cava Museo, an open-air private collection about the history of marble, founded in 1987 by the quarryman Walter Danesi.
Meet master sculptors at their atelier where you will be shown their instruments and can admire them skillfully chiselling marble blocks.
Cava Museo Danesi _ here is a private collection of photos and ancient tools used in marble-quarries
Lard Shop _ here lard is also produced in big marble vats
Transfer from one step to the next one is not included.
The itinerary is also available with the guide of an expert instead of the OYO App.
For more information call +39 02 89 092 665
The best period to visit Matera is from April to November. In August temperatures reach 30°C.
CAR: from Parma SS62, from Genova SS1
TRAIN: from Milan, Milano Centrale - Genova (HighSpeed) + Genoa - Carrara (Local train)
Parking of Fantiscritti's quarries _ Via Miseglia Fantiscritti, Carrara
App OYO by Trame D'Italia is the guide. You will receive the code to download once the booking is confirmed. The App includes a map of the location, the itinerary with each step and contacts.
The itinerary is also available with the guide of an expert instead of the OYO App. In that case contact us.
We suggest you to begin the itinerary at 10 a.m. in order to make every step in time.
We can't accept cancellations within 48 hours from the start: refund is no more possible.