The tasting itineraries
The research into the quality of the raw materials, the exclusive and personal ancient recipe of the right combination of spices and aromas, the care of the processing with constant checks and the right maturing times, make our lardo di Colonnata PGI of special quality and unique in its kind .
Explore our two incredible Lab Box and Cava Box packages in detail, choose the one that’s right for you, and get ready to live an unforgettable experience.
What to expect
We will guide you on a cognitive journey in our Larderia in Colonnata, where we have been producing lard since 1930. The visit will begin in one of the laboratories where we age the Lardo di Colonnata PGI in Carrara marble basins, with an explanation of the various production processes.
We will then move on to our family-run restaurant. In the unique and extraordinary scenario of the majestic white marble quarries, you will taste in addition to the Lard, the seasoned Pancetta, the seasoned Guanciale, the Salami and the Mortadella with the lardons of Lardo di Colonnata and the seasoned local cheeses.
With the DELUXE BOX package you can also take a real jeep excursion to three suggestive marble quarries where you will learn about the ancient and new processing of Carrara marble.
Place and times
Colonnata, Massa e Carrara
Piazza Palestro, 2, 54033 MS
All year round from Monday to Friday
Excursion duration approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. RESTART usually between 17.00 and 18.00
What will you do
WELCOME: coffee, soft drinks for minors
MEETING with the Ambassador or, better, family member, and the interpreter who will exclusively follow our customers for the whole day
PRIVATE VISIT AT THE LABORATORY, detailed explanations on products, history, etc. with disposable clothing we will provide a mask for the visit to the laboratory and shop and disposable gown
APERITIF PRIVATE GUIDED TASTING of TOP products with suitable combinations of aged cheeses with exclusive sauces from our company, rare cured meats.
LUNCH focused on our TOP products, in a trusted restaurant in Colonnata.
TOUR to the marble quarries with jeeps and explanations on marble processing.
The Deluxe Box course is provided in both Italian and English
French and/or German interpreter also available UPON REQUEST
Meeting with the Ambassador
Meeting with the Ambassador or, better, family member, and the interpreter who will exclusively follow our customers for the whole day
Private visit of the Laboratory
Detailed explanations on products, history, etc. with disposable clothing we will provide a mask for the visit to the laboratory and shop and disposable gown
Aperitif and Lunch
Aperitif Private guided tasting of TOP products with suitable combinations of aged cheeses with exclusive sauces from our company, rare cured meats.
To follow Launch focused on our TOP products, in a trusted restaurant in Colonnata.
Tour to the Marble Quarries
With jeeps and explanations on marble processing.
The tour includes: Off-road vehicle up to 8 seats + driver in languages (ITA/ENG) Excursion duration approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
How can you Book?
Select a date on the calendar, enter the required information, confirm the booking. Continue entering the people who will participate, minimum 2 and maximum 20 people (30 on request) then add the product to the cart and complete the purchase, you will immediately receive an email confirming the booking and payment.
All reservations for the experience of visiting the lard and tasting of Colonnata PGI lard can be canceled within 3 days of the start date of the experience.
The initial price refers to 2 adults, to change the participants continue with the booking
Mini groups from 2 to max 20 (up to 30 people can be reached on request), mixed between ADULT and MINOR
Reservations for less than 2 people will not be considered.
ADULT (adults) – 450 euros each
MINOR (between 6 and 17 years) – 250 euros each
CHILDREN (between 0 and 5 years) – FREE
- WELCOME: Coffee or cappuccino or soft drinks
- VISIT WORKSHOP: Disposable gown, mask for visits to the laboratory and shop
- TASTING APERITIF: Typical products of our production (cured meats of our production and local aged cheeses accompanied by exclusive sauces of our company, rare cured meats)
- Tasting of 2 TOP local wines (Vermentino di LUNI)
- LUNCH GOURMET RESTAURANT in Colonnata
- VISIT MARBLE QUARRIES
How the reservation works:
Book by choosing an available date starting from 7 days from today, fill out the form and book, then complete the procedure by inserting the participants, add to the cart and complete the purchase (when purchasing, enter the same information you used to book the date of the Lab Box experience).
The Tour starts at 11:00 am, select the date you prefer
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The tour includes:
- Off-road vehicle up to 8 seats + driver in languages (ITA/ENG)
- The tour starts at 11 am, Excursion duration approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The 4×4 jeep adventure that will take you to discover the three most famous marble quarrying basins in the world – Colonnata, Miseglia and Torano – begins from the moment you board the 8-passenger Land Rover Defender: the meeting point it is in the central square of the town of Colonnata. The first stop is in Fossa Cava to visit a Roman marble quarry dating back to the 1st century BC. C. The archaeological site is perfectly preserved and can be explored in its entirety through a series of wooden bridges and runners. The rock extraction plans and the signs of the ancient excavation techniques are still clearly visible. After a few stops to take souvenir photographs, we get back on the jeep in the direction of the highest reservoirs. Within a few minutes – passing on the same winding and very steep roads that hundreds of trucks carrying the gigantic blocks of marble travel along every day – we reach the valley of Miseglia, improperly called Fantiscritti. The view that can be enjoyed from this position over the valley below is incomparable. In fact, it is possible to admire the famous bridges of Vara – which are part of the ancient marble railway system – but also the road that winds like a snake up to the top of the mountain and which was recently paved during the film production of 007 – Quantum of Solace, who shot their famous car chase scene right here. The tour then ends with a visit to the Torano basin and Michelangelo’s quarry, where the great sculptor chose the blocks from which he would “excavate” his works.