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Carrara: the main Italian center of marble

Carrara (66,000 inhabitants, 100 meters above sea level) is known throughout the world for its precious marble (Marmo di Carrara) which is extracted from quarries in the nearby Apuan Alps. The city which is the main Italian center for the extraction of marble is of medieval origin. The marble quarries on the Apuan Alps were used since Roman times. The ...

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