The marble deposits of Carrara lie on the border between Tuscany and Liguria and can be seen from the beaches of Versilia (the Tuscan Riviera). This is where quarry-workers began extracting the white Carrara marble from the steep mountain sides two-thousand years ago. These deposits were first discovered by the Romans, and their marble was shipped to Rome and used to clad its buildings. Today it is exported and employed world-wide. A day trip to this area will allow you to learn about the customs, language, and local fare, from which the marble civilization developed.