Adm charge. Carrara Q Road map B1. 70,000. [2 0 U Piazza Gino Menconi 6b. (0585) 63 22 18. S Mon- CARRARA IS WORLD FAMOUS -for its white marble. The 300 or so quarries near the town date to Roman times, making this the oldest industrial site in continuous use in the world. In Carrara itself there are numerous showrooms and workshops, where the marble is sawn into sheets or sculpted into statues and ornaments. Many of these workshops welcome visitors.