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Italian Carrara Marble

Italian Carrara MarbleThe world-famous marble is situated in Carrara within the region of Massa-Carrara. It is a town in the north of Italy notorius for its hospitality and beach resorts. Carrara is actually considered by many to be the marble and granite capital of the world.


Carrara has a mild climate due to the Apuan Alps which overlook the town and protect it from cold north winds. It enjoys the warm currents of the Mediterranean in its special location between mountains and the sea.

Carrara features one of the most critical and well known areas for climbing. In fact, it is a well-liked tourist destination for diverse reasons. Many also come to look at the crystallisations, in particular sulphur and quartz. The location of the quarries is easily accessible to tourists and with around 300 caves located in the hills behind the town. The marble is the main attraction. This highly valued material is commonly seen in museums and workshops.

To enforce the hyperlinks between the town and its traditions,the Carrara Marble Museum organises conferences, exhibitions and restoration campaigns about this regard. Each year, over 18,000 visitors, both from Italy and abroad, come to the museum.


The Tuscan town is the origin of the name of the Carrara Marble Stone. Carrara is the first stone producer in the world – up to now over 200 companies extract 700,000 plenty of marble each year. Carrara has a surface in the region of 67Km2 where marbles are excavated according to experts estimation.

Italian Carrara Marble has been used over the years to produce a number of the worlds finest works of art and architecture. It was utilized to build a few of the Roman Empires most popular buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome. That was during the times of the Ancient Rome. In fact it was the Romans that, after having settled in the territory, started to exploit its resources specifically in the marble quarries.

The Marble Arch in London and also the Peace Monument in Washington, USA also used this marble and also other important monuments all over the world.

Numerous sculptures used this kind of marble to produce works of art of global fame. Michelangelo frequented the area and became a fan of this material throughout the Renaissance. The beautifully detailed ‘David’ which is adored by countless tourists annually in Florence is made of this marble too.

This unique Italian export is used nowadays to make floors, bathrooms, kitchens, fireplaces, stairs plus much more.

TFO Tile Factory Outlet specializes in Italian Carrara Marble. Learn more about Italian Carrara Marble at or buy directly online at the TFO online tile shop.

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