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Nice but stressful drive

Getting to Colonnata from Carrara is a very stressful and dangerous drive. The streets are very... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Calypso050
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Southampton, United Kingdom
On top of the World

The Quarries of Carrara surround Colonnata, it is a small town with charm and character and has... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
guysmith100
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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“small town” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Carrara, Italy
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Getting to Colonnata from Carrara is a very stressful and dangerous drive. The streets are very windy, terribly narrow and to make it worse many people park along the roadside as there is very little parking at Colonnata itself. We went on a Sunday a...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Quarries of Carrara surround Colonnata, it is a small town with charm and character and has many small winding streets and steps. With nice little shops, bars and restaurants. And don't forget Colonnata is the Lardo Capital.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were in our way to the Carrera Marble Tour when we stumbled upon the road to Colonnata. Not for he faint hearted, the single lane twists and turns up the mountain - pray you don't meet a bus or a lorry! At the end...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Colonnata in the pouring rain, but had a nice lunch there and were able to see the small streets of the charming village, and more importantly, the marble quarries. If you don't have time or money to take a Carrara marble quarries tour,...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We got there to buy famous "lardo" made by locals using old recipes passed from generations to generations. Town is charming, little at the end of the road. Lots of little shops selling the "lardo" and stairs and narrow streets and passages, dream spot for...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

A great place to lunch after visiting the Quarries of Carrara. Colonnata is small town with very unique charm. Of course taste the internationally famous Lardo di Colonatta and maybe purchase some for your friends back home...raise a glass of vino as you pose for...More

Thank Stan M
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful little village with amazing views of the mountains and where the famous white marble is mined. Such a beautiful area. Worth a visit

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The town was cool and refreshing, as it is on top of a mountain. And yes, "lardo" is lard. But it is cured for 6 mo. with spices and if you can get past the artery choker part, it was quite good!

Thank Hellenictraveler
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Colonnata is one of the small hamlets the mountain where the world famous white mable is mined. From the hamlet you have a nice view on the mountains. Close to the small parking there is a small trattoria / bar where the serve local wonderfull...More

1  Thank Riccardo C
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

A quiet village with a specialty of producing lardo. Here is your opportunity to try it in local dishes, by the shaved slice or take away a piece for later. Lardo is a very Italian slice of pork fat flavoured with spices and herbs, not...More

1  Thank Paul h
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