You can also discover more about the techniques of crafting marble at the Museo Civico del Mar mo Carrara's Duomo uses the local marble to good effect in its Pisan-Romanesque facade with its lovely rose window. In the same square is the house where Michelangelo used to stay on his visits to buy marble for his sculptures. The facade is marked by a plaque and by carvings of the sculptor's tools. Tour buses from Carrara make regular visits to the quarries at Colonnata and at Fantiscritti. Where a small museum displays various marble quarrying techniques.
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You can also drive there, following the numerous signs that say Cave di Marmo. Hi Museo Civico del Marmo Viale XX Settembre. Q (0585) 84 57 46 Open Mon-Sat. Ft Duomo Piazza del Duomo.