3 nights with Michelangelo’s quarry tour

Enjoy an holiday at Casale Amati with a tour by jeep at the famous white marble quarry of Carrara.

A relaxing springtime break in the Lunigana area staying at an historic residential home full of charm. You will stay 3 nights in a delightful ex-olive oil mill from the late 1700s, surrounded by natural beauty in an area rich in history and culture. During your stay you can discover the secrets of the unique world-famous Carrara white marble.

A 4X4 vehicle with authorized tour guide leaving in the morning from Casale Amati will accompany you on a fascinating half day tour of the Michelangelo quarry in Carrara, a breath-taking drive along steep roads with incredible views along the way. You will hear the history of Carrara marble, appropriately named “white gold” locally, concerning its historical, social and economic importance in the local area and with a special focus on excavation methods from ancient times up until today’s modern technological extraction methods.

You will find out about well quarries, opencast mining, terrace mining and you will also visit a spectacular underground quarry. Before returning to Casale Amati, you cannot miss having a taste of some of the delicious Lardo di Colonnata IGP. Expertly seasoned with secret spices and left to mature in white marble basins by masters of their trade for just the right length of time, an absolute pleasure for the palate!


Package tour for 6 guests

Casale Amati offers a 3 night stay (from Thursday through Saturday or from Friday through Sunday) for 6 guests in the historical holiday homes called “La Marchesa” or “Le Macine” with a thrilling half day tour to the quarry by jeep included in the price. A wonderful way to discover the secrets of white marble at the Michelangelo quarry in Carrara and to taste the delicious Lardo di Colonnata right where it is made.

The price of this package inclusive of a 3 day overnight stay, authorised tour guide, transfer by 4X4 vehicle, entry to underground quarry and a tasting of Lardo di Colonnata IGP comes to 135 euro per person.
Children under the age of 12 pay a reduced price of 105 euro per person.


Package tour for 4 guests

Casale Amati offers a 3 night stay (from Thursday through Saturday OR from Friday through Sunday) for 4 guests in the historical holiday homes called “La Marchesa” or “Le Macine” or “Il Frantoio” with included a thrilling half day tour to discover the secrets of white marble at the Michelangelo quarry in Carrara and to taste the delicious Lardo di Colonnata right where it is made.

The price of this package inclusive of a 3 day overnight stay, authorised tourist guide, transfer by 4X4 vehicle, entry to underground quarry and a tasting of Lardo di Colonnata IGP comes to 160 euro per person.
Children under the age of 12 pay a reduced price of 130 euro per person.
There is no charge for infants under the age of 2 years.


Technical details of the excursion

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours 30 mins. and starts at roughly 9.30 AM until midday. The tour guide who will accompany you on the trip speaks Italian, English, French, German, Spanish… It is advised you wear outdoor sporting clothing with closed shoes/boots and sunglasses. The excursion trips in 4X4s includes all necessary insurance coverage obliged by Italian law.

Casale amati

Reviews

DIEGO B.

Un prezioso angolo di eleganza.
Abbiamo alloggiato nel Casale per il ponte del 1 maggio, con altre due famiglie, prendendo 2 delle 3 strutture contigue che formano il Casale. Ogni struttura è definita da uno stile proprio e molto curato nei dettagli, lasciando inalterate le suggestioni di quando era la residenza estiva dei proprietari.
Federica, la proprietara, vi conquesterà immediatamente per la sua gentilezza e la passione che trasmette nel racconto sulle origini della struttura. Un perfetto rifugio se il desiderio è quello di vivere autenticamente e senza eccessi, la zona già di per se stessa è meravigliosa.
Grazie di tutto!!

Diego B. Roma, Italia (Marchesa&Macine)

REVIEWED ON TRIPADVISOR.COM

ELISABETH N.

Simply Perfect
A perfect place to stay in with your family and/or friends. From the outside the old olive-oil mill may not look like much but inside you realize that you have stepped into a castle. It is a grand old place with parts of the mill still showing it one of the two great kitchens. There are plenty of rooms to choose from, the upper rooms with AC and down below cool enough for a hot summer. The garden is very pretty, with gold-fish in the dam, plenty of room to relax. The house is situated in the foothills of the mountains, but not far from the sea. There is plenty to do in the area and I cannot enough stress that you need to see this place and realize you will want to come back. The hostess is very pleasant and helpful, a very nice encounter.

Elisabeth Nyköping, Svezia (Marchesa&Macine).

REVIEWED ON TRIPADVISOR.COM

FEDRIGO ORLEANS

L’endroit où nous sentons chez nous.
Il Casale Amati est devenu notre lieu de référence en Italie que nous fréquentons beaucoup. Son emplacement entre mer et petite montagne, le bon goût de la restauration de cet ancien pressoir ,le calme, les ressources de la région font que nous nous sentons chez nous ! et si l’on ajoute la charmante hospitalité des propriétaires…..nous n’avons pas les mots pour continuer.

Fedrigo Orléans, France (Le Macine)

REVIEWED ON HOMEAWAY.COM

GIROT THONON LES BAINS

Une magnifique maison.
Nous avons passé un week end de 4 jours en famille dans cette superbe maison. Nous avons tous été bluffés de la beauté de cet endroit et de la place que nous avions. Les photos sont conformes à la réalisté, c’est tout aussi atypique, original ! Ortonovo est un petit village paisible ou le calme est au rendez-vous. Très agréable pour se reposer après une journée très occupée au 5 terres par exemple ! Proche de la mer en voiture, je conseille à tout le monde de découvrir cet endroit !

Girot Thonon Les Bains, Francia (La Marchesa) 

REVIEWED ON ABRITEL.FR

KIRK COLORADO

Very cool place- takes you back in time!
Great place, the grounds alone should make you want to stay here! Federica was a fabulous host! My kids didn’t want to leave. Easy access to Tuscan hill towns or the 5 Terre!

REVIEWD ON HOMEAWAY.COM

MARKUS AMBURGO

Just Excellent, historical and authentic.
We stayed in this wonderful old olive mill several days together with our family including 3 kids. So we had both flats on the 1st floor which are connected by a door. So it was just one big flat then with 2 bathrooms, two kitchens and 6 bedrooms in total. We used just 5 bedrooms. The whole house is nicely decorated with old furniture/antique furniture in good condition besides modern aspects, especially wifi, TV with obviously every available channel of the world, and for sure a well equipped kitchen including dishwasher. Everything was clean and the whole house and every room is very cosy. We didn’t use the very big garden behind the house due to the bad weather we had in November. But in summer it must just be wonderful to have a BBQ on the terrace. The service is also very good. The owner explained us everything regarding the old house and how the oil was produced. There are many historical parts of the old oil production system still visible. That makes this house and especially the flat “LA Macine” a very particular and authentic place. We got also many recommendations for what we can do and visit around. Thanks for the amazing stay and your support in our situation. Hope we come back one day.

Markus Amburgo, Germania (Marchesa&Macine)

REVIEWED ON TRIPADVISOR.COM

RUTH LONDON

Awesome, unique adventure!
Wonderful host, wonderful unique accommodations! The apartment had all the amenities we need plus some extra and it was so unique and charming. It was fun stepping back in history. We will always treasure our stay here. It was very nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. The grounds were also very nice. We highly recommend this rental!

Ruth London, Ontario (Le Macine) 

REVIEWED ON VRBO.COM

SUZANA L.

Unforgettable birthday party in La Marchesa!
We were quite a big party with 6 adults who came to celebrate my birthday in La Marchesa. Such a beautiful house with a lot of space! Large bedrooms, kitchen and not least the wonderful barbecue garden. The house has a working Wifi which for us was important. From Ortonovo it is easy and close to reach Cinque Terre, La Specia, Pisa and Via Reggio. One day we went out to Tuscany, eat lunch in the wonderful Vignamaggio (birthday house of Mona Lisa) and spend some hours in Florence. After intense excursions coming back to the quiet place and bird songs in La Marchesa, felt very luxurious. Highly recommended accommodation. We are coming back!

Suzana L.(La Marchesa)

REVIEWED ON HOMEAWAY.COM