Film in the province of Massa Carrara
The fate of the film province of Massa Carrara is closely linked to the presence in this land of marble quarries. Will be behind Carrara, along the mountains, whose white gold is now gutted for centuries by man to be held this short but fascinating and unusual journey. Visiting the area on a sunny day, you will be as dazzled by the whiteness of this precious stone from which it seems to explode an incredibly intense light.
Since the time of the ancient Romans was conducted by the scavatura which have been used more and more accurate tools to obtain this popular type of marble.
Countless artists who have always served for the pursuit of its creations. So it is understandable that in the movies in which tells the life of a sculptor to be scene turn in these places, as has happened in L'ecstasy and torment, where Charlton Heston in the shoes of Michelangelo is between those mountains in search of the block best suited to be carved.
Similarly, in Al lupo al lupo di Carlo Verdone, the father of the three protagonists, a sculptor who now feels burden on his shoulders the weight of age estrangement from seeking solace and refuge from all these white walls that allowed him as he himself recalls moving in some ways to give life to my hands and faces and bodies of winged forms that do not love more. " It was the discovery of this poem to help the children, played by Sergio Rubini, Francesca Neri and Carlo Verdone, to understand where his father has hidden and then to join him.
The fame of the white marble of Carrara is far from being limited to national borders, so much so that recently the cave were the protagonists of a film documentary filmed for French television, which revolves around the figure of the sculptor Luciano Massai.
Not yet possible to make a complete tour of the cave alone, since many of these still open, you can still access to the Museum of quarries in Cava Fantascritti and watch the magnificent view of the mountains from Colonnata, the main town in the area. Once inhabited by quarrymen, this location is currently half of the tourists who can enjoy good culinary delights, including the renowned lard.