Carrara is a city in the province of Massa-Carrara (Tuscany, Italy), famous for the white or blue-gray marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione River, some 100 km west-northwest of Florence.
Carrara marble has been famous since the time of Ancient Rome; the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it.
Many famous sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble.
For Michelangelo at least, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone, except perhaps that of his own quarry in Pietrasanta.
The Marble Arch in London and the Duomo di Siena are also made from this famous stone.