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Carrara (kär-rä´rä), city (1991 pop. 67,197), Tuscany, N central Italy, near the Ligurian Sea. It is the most important center of the Italian marble industry; the famous white Carrara marble is quarried in the nearby Alpi Apuane. With Massa, the city constituted the principality, later duchy, of Massa and Carrara (15th–19th cent.). Carrara has a fine 12th-century cathedral; the former ducal palace (16th cent.) now houses the Fine Arts Academy.

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Carrara a town in Tuscany in NW Italy, famous for the white marble quarried there since Roman times.

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