🇮🇹 Carrara is a city and comune in Tuscany, in central Italy, of the province of Massa and Carrara, and notable for the white or blue-grey marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione River, some 100 km (62 mi) west-northwest of Florence. Its motto is Fortitudo mea in rota (Latin: "My strength is in the wheel").
Economy Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome. The Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it, and many sculptures of the Renaissance were carved from it. In addition to the marble quarries, the city has academies of sculpture and fine arts and a museum of statuary and antiquities, and a yearly marble technology fair. The local marble is exported around the world, and marble from elsewhere is also fashioned and sculpted commercially here.
Carrara has a population of over 62,923 people. Carrara also forms the centre of the wider Massa-Carrara Province which has a population of over 195,832 people.
Carrara is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Craft and Folk Art see: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities
UNESCO Creative Cities for Craft and Folk Art include: 🇸🇦 Al-Ahsa 🇵🇾 Areguá 🇪🇬 Aswan 🇵🇪 Ayacucho 🇵🇭 Baguio 🇦🇫 Bamiyan 🇦🇫 Bamyan 🇮🇷 Bandar Abbas 🇵🇹 Barcelos 🇮🇹 Biella 🇪🇬 Cairo 🇵🇹 Caldas da Rainha 🇮🇹 Carrara 🇹🇭 Chiang Mai 🇪🇨 Chordeleg 🇪🇨 Durán 🇮🇹 Fabriano 🇧🇬 Gabrovo 🇰🇷 Icheon 🇮🇷 Isfahan 🇭🇹 Jacmel 🇮🇳 Jaipur 🇰🇷 Jinju 🇧🇷 João Pessoa 🇯🇵 Kanazawa 🇷🇺 Kargopol 🇹🇷 Kütahya 🇫🇷 Limoges 🇨🇩 Lubumbashi 🇯🇴 Madaba 🇧🇸 Nassau 🇧🇫 Ouagadougou 🇺🇸 Paducah 🇮🇩 Pekalongan 🇧🇯 Porto-Novo 🇲🇽 San Cristóbal de las Casas 🇺🇸 Santa Fe 🇦🇪 Sharjah 🇦🇿 Sheki 🇹🇬 Sokodé 🇹🇭 Sukhothai 🇹🇭 Sukhothai Thani 🇲🇦 Tétouan 🇨🇺 Trinidad 🇹🇳 Tunis 🇪🇪 Viljandi