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The "little horse" in Farini square

The wild boar


La Lizzatura
Weapon's Square


Alberica Square

The port of Carrara

A view of Carrara


A view of the quarry

A panorama of Carrara

The quarries



Post-card from Carrara


Carrara - historical photo

 

Carrara lies at the foot of the Apuan Alps, in a little valley crossed by Carrione stream, and is considered a world centre for the production and the trade of marble. The most valuable and symbolic work of the town is the cathedral, a wonderful marble building in two colours (white and dark), which conserves inside important sculptures and Renaissance decorations. Outside is situated a 16th century fountain with the statue of Andrea Doria, represented as Neptune. The fountain is ascribed to Braccio Brandinelli.
Repetti house and the first nucleus of the Academy of Fine Arts, which was later modified and considerably enlarged, also belong to the Gothic Age. Alberica Square with the beautiful Palace of Medico and the stately Palace of the Loggias dates back to the 17th century. In the 1800s the two city theatres ( picturesque the Animosi one, which was built with a public subscription) and the monuments in memory of renowned personages were erected. Carrara owes its life to marble: here famous and actives sculptors were born in every age even in the farthest districts. The city gives hospitality, today as in the past, to more or less important artists coming from all over the world and representing a numerous, silent but active colony.
In the marvellous Alberica Square, the "International Symposium of Sculpture" rose: every year between July and August about 20 or 30 sculptors coming from all over the world who carve their works in front of a numerous and careful public.

 

 

 


A view of the cathedral
A lateral view of the cathedral

Vara's bridges

The giant cathedral of Carrara

A photo of an artist during the exposition "Sculpturing in the open air"


The Academy of Fine Arts

Moneta Castle