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Carrara dome façade
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Places of worship

Cathedral of Sant’Andrea

Gothic and Romanesque architecture merged into a single church

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Piazza Duomo, Carrara
Detail of Sant'Andrea Cathedral
Detail of Sant'Andrea Cathedral - Credit: cea +
Don't miss Malaspina Castle and the Apuan Alps Park
Carrara has always been considered the city of marble, and for good reason. The identity of this centuries-old city—with strong ties to both the mountains and the nearby Ligurian Sea—has always had marble at its heart: the pristine stone has been extracted from area quarries since Roman times. When you hear or utter “Carrara,” marble and quarries are the immediate associations. ...