The apuan alps' natural parkPresentation Transcript
Carrara: environment and territory
CARRARA Aronta è quel ch’al ventre li s’atterga,che ne’ monti di Luni, dove roncalo Carrarese che di sotto alberga,ebbe tra ’ bianchi marmi la speloncaper sua dimora; onde a guardar le stellee ’l mar non li era la veduta tronca. Dante, Commedia, Inferno, XX, vv. 48-51.
Carrara Thisnameisn’t a case The motto of Carrara is: “Fortitudo mea in rota”
Territoryof Carrara Carrara is a smalltownsituatedbetweenTuscany and Liguria, with the Alpi Apuane on the north-east and the sea on west.
Alpi Apuane The Alpi Apuane are a mountain range, notvery big butquite high, situated in the northofTuscany,between the rivers Magra and Serchio. Itdeclines on south-eastwith Riviera Apuana and Versilia, on north-eastwith Lunigiana and Garfagnanavalleys. They are animportantdestinationfor mountain lovers.
The mountainsofour Alpi Apuane Tambura Pizzo d’Uccello Sagro Pisanino
Flowersof the Alps The flora of the Apuan Alps is characterized by endemic species that grow and can be found only in our mountains.
Campocecina Campocecinais a mountain location of the Alpi Apuane,it’s an area withoutany precise limits, it’s a very beautiful clearing, fromwhichyou can take pathsto go, forexample, mountSagro or mountBorla. There are many people camping here in summer, and fromthere the viewisfantastic.
The quarryofpoetry Thisquarry, nowdisused, isused in summeras a cultural place: you can findpoemscarved in marblefrommanypoets.This place is also known as "marble book“.
The seasideof Carrara Marina of Carrara is a resort destination for many families who like to spend the summer at sea and at the same time wish to visit important tourist destinations.
The harbourof Carrara Ithasanimportantfunction in the economy ofourtownfor the marbleexportation, the mostimportant source ofourterritory. Marble hasbeenextractedfrom the ApuanAlpsforcenturies and ithasalwaysbeen the “dream material” of the mostfamoussculptorsallover the world.