A white marble quarry in Carrara, Italy.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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commune in Tuscany, NW Italy: a fine white marble () is quarried nearby: pop. 69,000
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A city of northern Italy near the Ligurian Sea east of Genoa. It is famous for the white marble quarried nearby that was favored by Michelangelo. Population: 65,000.