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The Fantiscritti Quarries in Carrara

The Fantiscritti Quarries are marble quarries in the municipality of Carrara. Their name derives from an ancient Roman bas relief (third century AD) that was on a wall in a quarry in the basin of the Canal Grande. The bas relief depicts Hercules, Bacchus and Jupiter as the divine representation of Septimius Severus and his sons, Caracalla and Geta. Also present in the quarry are the signatures, including dates, of some of the illustrious and not–so illustrious visitors to the site, including, from the former category, Canova and Giambologna. The shrine was detached from its location in 1864 and is now housed at the Fine Arts Academy in Carrara.

In 1987 a museum dedicated to the history of marble working opened near the Fantiscritti quarries.

Fantiscritti Quarries
Location: Fantiscritti

The museum is open according to the following schedule
December to March: Monday through Saturday 10:30 AM to 1 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM
April to November 9 AM to 7 PM

Free admission/p>