Carrara


posted on 26th of november, 2011

Carrara is a city and comune in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany, Italy), notable for the white or blue-grey marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione River, some 100 kilometres (62 mi) west-northwest of Florence.

Its motto is Fortitudo mea in rota (Latin for "My force is in the wheel").

Main sights
- Cathedral (Duomo, 10th century).
- Alberica place
- Ducal Palace (also Palazzo Cybo Malaspina, 16th century), now the seat of the Fine Arts Academy. Built over pre-existing Lombard fortification, it dates to the reign of Guglielmo Malaspina, becoming in 1448 the permanent seat of the dynasty. It includes two distinct edifices: the Castello Malaspiniano, dating to the 13th century, and the Renaissance palace, begun by Alberico I in the late 16th century. Under the medieval loggia are exposed several ancient Roman findings.
- Baroque church and convent of San Francesco, built in 1623-1664 by order of Carlo I Cybo-Malaspina.
- Church of the Suffragio, begun in 1686 under design of Innocenzo Bergamini, and refurbished in the 19th century. The façade has a large marble portal in Baroque style, sculpted by Carlo Finelli and surmounted by a bas-relief with the "Madonna and the Souls of the Purgatory".
- Palazzo Cybo-Malaspina
- Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie alla Lugnola, consecrated in 1676 and designed by Alessandro Bergamini.
- Church of Santa Maria Assunta, at Torano. It has a 16th century façade with a portal from 1554. The interior is on a nave and two aisles.

By Wikipedia

Comments (9)

Posted by Nero67 on November 28, 2011
Beautiful place and beautiful images!!!
Posted by Giannit on November 27, 2011
The most beutiful place in the world.... my hometown.
Posted by Antoinettew on November 27, 2011
I have been there a long time ago. A beautiful place! Good luck with the images.
Posted by Picstudio on November 27, 2011
Beautiful pics!
Posted by Baldas1950 on November 27, 2011
This pictures are very nice, expecially for the colors and the perspecive. Good look for the sale!
Posted by Egomezta on November 26, 2011
Wow, thse are amazing images. Congratulations.
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 26, 2011
Nice images,the colors are very present and bright !!!
Posted by Rigsby8131 on November 26, 2011
Beautiful images!!! Good luck with sales.
Posted by Mariaam on November 26, 2011
A beautiful place! Thanks for sharing!



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