Discover the artistic studios and workshops that will be open during the Carrara Studi Aperti weekend on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. You can now book your guided tour!Discover the 2023 studios and workshops Download the 2023 Map
Explore the numerous local ateliers that will open their doors during Carrara Studi Aperti 2023.
From Michelangelo to Quayola, passing through Donatello, the Pisa Cathedral, Canova, and many others, the history of sculpture and world art is marked by the marble of Carrara. From here comes one of the most precious raw materials in the world, giving birth to some of the artworks that have accompanied the history of mankind, radiating beauty from Roman times to the present day.
Located between the sea and the mountains, at the foot of the Apuan Alps, on the border between Tuscany and Liguria, Carrara opens its doors to the public on June 10th and 11th (preview on June 9th) with Carrara Open Studios: 50 studios, workshops, and exhibition spaces, 100 artists, and 20 collateral events for an immersion into those characteristic art venues within the urban fabric of the city, exceptionally open to the public. A truly unique city, recently elected as a UNESCO Creative City, where over 30% of the population consists of artists from all over the world. It is an example and a meeting point of cultures and multidisciplinary arts, where painting, music, theater, ceramics, photography, illustration, sculpture, mosaic, and video art come together, creating a multicultural artistic community.
Through its studios and artists, Carrara Open Studios is a journey through 500 (and more) years of history, with routes winding through studios from the city center to the outskirts, from the sea to the mountains, to showcase traditions and new languages, ranging from design and forms to demonstrations of ancient practices and new technologies, all the way to the cutting edge of material processing.
Shuttle Bus / By Car / On Foot
A shuttle bus service will support guided tours in reaching some of the participating studios located uphill from the historic center. The bus will depart from the Ponte di Ferro parking lot (Studio 2), and the service will operate from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th, 2023.
Having a car can be useful for visiting the studios located outside the historic center. In the center (area delimited by the red circle on the map), please note that all paid parking spaces (blue parking) are FREE from 1:00 PM on Saturday and throughout Sunday.
The best way to enjoy Carrara Open Studios is to walk. To go from one point to its opposite on the circumference that delimits the city center, the average walking time is 15 minutes (without stops). Considering the amount of things to see in the historic center, the average length of stay... You will decide!
Book your guided tour by calling +39 379 2905601