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Carrara

[kuh-rahr-uh; Italian kahr-rah-rah] /kəˈrɑr ə; Italian kɑrˈrɑ rɑ/
noun
1.
a city in NW Tuscany, in NW Italy.
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Carraran, noun, adjective
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Carrara

/kəˈrɑːrə; Italian karˈraːra/
noun
1.
a town in NW Italy, in NW Tuscany: famous for its marble. Pop: 65 034 (2001)
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Encyclopedia Article for Carrara

city, Massa-Carrara provincia, Toscana (Tuscany) regione, in north-central Italy. It lies along the Carrione River in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, just northwest of Massa and east of La Spezia. Acquired by the Malaspina family in 1428, it constituted, with Massa, the principality (1568) and duchy (1633) of Massa-Carrara. The city's notable landmarks include the 12th- to 14th-century cathedral, built in the Pisan style, and the academy of fine arts, housed in the former ducal palace. The city is famous for some of the world's finest marble, called Carrara, taken from nearby quarries and used by sculptors from Michelangelo to Henry Moore.

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