A city of northern Italy near the Ligurian Sea east-southeast of Genoa. It is famous for the white marble quarried nearby that was favored by Michelangelo.
Commune in Tuscany, NW Italy: a fine white marble (Carrara marble) is quarried nearby.
Carrara Sentence Examples
PELLEGRINO LUIGI EDOARDO ROSSI, Count (1787-1848), Italian economist and statesman, was born at Carrara on the z3th of July 1787.
Carrara erected a statue to his memory in 1876, and in 1887 the Societe d'economie politique celebrated his centenary with a notice of his life and works.
The principal supply is in West Rutland, Proctor and Pittsford; this, the "Rutland marble," is a duller, less lustrous white, and of a greater durability than the Carrara marble, and is used largely for monuments and statuary.
Of these the most remarkable is the group between the valleys of the Serchio and the Magra, commonly known as the mountains of Carrara, from the celebrated marble quarries in the vicinity of that city.
A simultaneous insurrection at Massa - Carrara was crushed with similar vigour.