Going along the coast northbound, before crossing the geographic border between Tuscany and Liguria, you'll find Carrara, whose name has always been linked to the Marble of Carrara extracted from the near Apuan Alps. The extraction of marble was the reason why the fame of this little center increased century after century, so much that the city is also provided with a small port dedicated to the exportation of marble all over the world, and that in the last years became also a cruise terminal. Really close to the sea you'll find the hearth of the city, the Cathedral Square, also famous because Michelangelo Buonarroti, an estimator of the local marble, used to have a house just a few meters from the church. Around the square a lot of cafeterias and small shops. Let's remember that every year in Carrara there's a big Fair taking place, all dedicated to marble and with visitors from all over the world. On the hills just behind the city, you can visit the Castle Cybo-Malaspina, ideal place where to spend an afternoon of relax especially if you have kids!