Welcome to our 1st stop: Lucca marble route!
Lucca province is situated in the north west of Italy at an enviable position, just a few minutes away from the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Versilia beach and coastal resort towns, surrounded by the Apennines and the Apuan Alps.
It is famous for its Tuscan marble, which has been quarried since the pre-Roman period.
The marble route in Lucca requires 2 full days and guides you through the town of Pietrasanta to the small village of Levigliani di Stazzema in the upper Versilia.
Pietrasanta is the centre of the marble processing industry. Its history is characterized by arts and culture scenes. The city has always attracted prestigious artists, such as Michelangelo and Canova and still today attracts famous creative and contemporary sculptors.
Levigliani di Stazzema, a small village in the upper Versilia is an excellent starting point for exploring the natural resources of the area and finding out where and how the Apuan marble is extracted. In this area you can find important active quarries such as “Tavolini” and “Piastraio”, located on the Mount Corchia. The first one has been active since the Roman period and it’s one of the most important quarries of the area. Both are managed by the “Cooperativa Condomini Levigliani”, main actor of one of the most important history of cooperative work of the post-war period.Below we provide a virtual tour of the main highlights of the route along with information and photos for all the points of interest. For more detailed information please visit the itineraries of this region.