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  • The itinerary to know the real history of the land of marble and lard ...
    Amount: €355
    Period:2 giorni
    Vehicle: On foot
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    Visit of the village

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    Piagnaro Castle

    Visit of the castle and of an atelier - experience

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    Museum of "Statue Stele"

    Visit of the Museum - experience

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    Restaurant Locanda La Lina in Bagnone

    Meal with local products

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    Moscatelli Mill

    Visit of the mill with the owner - experience

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    Visit of the village

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    The Ancient Dwellings of the Terziere


  • Giorno 2
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    Fantiscritti marble quarries

    Visit of quarries

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    Quarry-Museum Danesi

    Visit of the Quarry-Museum with the owner - experience

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    Visit of the village and a lard shop (also producer)...

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    Restaurant ReBacco

    Meal with local products

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    Visit of the city

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    Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara

    Visit of the academy

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    Malaspina Castle Carrara

    Visit of the castle


The pillars of Lunigiana


You will admire a skillful stone carver at his artisan workshop chiseling the sandstone to create small replicas of the stele statues. Under his guidance test yourself in this fascinating art.

Be welcomed by the Moscatelli family at their watermill where you will learn how mill stones work by mean of water power to grind wheat, corn and chestnut flour used to produce bronze dyed pasta, all in this magical place.

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.

I Protagonisti

Meet Emilio, a master stone-carver member of the Association Mani e Menti, committed to enhance ancient traditions including sandstone carving.

And the Moscatelli family, millers who in the ‘80s have brought an ancient water mill back to life launching a short food supply chain project from the production of wheat and flour to the final product, bronze dyed pasta.

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 we will be shown their instruments and can admire them skillfully chiseling marble blocks.

luoghi esclusivi

Museo delle Statue Stele Lunigianesi _ here you will discover the fascinating stone people that today is the undiscussed symbol of Lunigiana.

Artisan Workshop

Mulino della Famiglia Moscatelli _ the production of wheat and flour to the final product, bronze dyed pasta, is the most important activity of this ancient mill

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

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The package includes

  • Tourist guide for 2 days;
  • 2 typical lunches;
  • 1 overnight stay in a double room B & B,
  • Entrance to the Statue Stele Museum;
  • Visit and activity in the sandstone workshop;
  • Entrance at the the mill;
  • Entrance at the Danesi Museum;
  • Entrance and tasting at the lardery;
  • Entrance and activity at the marble workshop

Transfer from one step to the next one is not included.

For more information call +39 02 89 092 665

* Puoi prenotare l'itinerario da due giorni dalla data odierna. Se hai esigenza di prenotarlo per quelle date telefona al numero +39 0289092665.

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The best period to visit Matera is from April to November. In August temperatures reach 30°C.

How to arrive

CAR: from Parma SS62, from Genova SS1

TRAIN: from Milan, Milano Centrale - Parma (HighSpeed) + Parma - Pontremoli (Local train)


Parcheggio dei Macelli, via Alcide de Gasperi, Pontremoli

Price based on 4 people. For other solutions contact us!

In case of delay, are there any consequences?

We ask you to arrive 10/15 minutes before the time planned. If anybody arrives 5/10 minutes late the guide can wait, no further.

what are the consequences in case of no-show?

We can't accept cancellations within 48 hours from the start: refund is no more possible.