Le cave di marmo presenti
sulle alpi apuane
Cervaiole -Piastrone - Tendone: It is possible
to reach these quarries from the road to Castelnuovo Garfagnana before
reaching the Cipollaio tunnel. Since 1800 the white arabesque marble is
extracted "open-air" or cut horizontally into the flank of the
Gobbie and Castelnovese canals: Reachable from
the Arni hospital at the hamlet Castagnina. Here the white arabesque marble
is exploited by excavating ditches.
Collettino - Bozzo - Faniello - Tombaccio: Reachable
from dust tracks after passing Arni. In addition to the white arabesque,
also other types marble like the "fantastico" and the "breccia"
are extracted here.
Trambiserra - La Mossa - Tacca Bianca: Reachable
from Seravezza to Riomagno-Malbacco along the river Serra. This is where
the white statuary marble used by Michelangelo is found. He was actually
the one who opened the Tacca Bianca quarry.
Borra Larga: This is the most interesting and
suggestive quarry as the white arabesque marble is extracted in tunnels
underground. It is reachable from Levigliani through dust tracks.
Tavolini: It is located on the summit of Mount
Corchia and is reachable through a dust track from the Croce Pass, at
the end of the so-called Retro Corchia path (back wall of Corchia), passed
the hamlet of Terrinca.