|Subject: Carrara Marble Caves|
Gail wrote that the drive to the marble caves above Carrara was
life-threatening. I'm here to second that. We decided to take a
mountain pass down from the far reaches of the Alpi Apuanne which was
mentioned in a guidebook or two. This brought us out above Carrara,
but only after I begged my husband to please let me out of the car, so
that I could walk down, hugging the mountainside. He refused, of
This was truly the most anxiety ridden auto journey of my life. My hands actually hurt from grasping the car door; my knuckles were white. When we reached Lucca, our base, I was so happy to be out of the car that I bounded into the hotel lobby laughing and in high spirits. This was on September 11, and the desk clerk just pointed at the television screen. It was about 4 pm in Italy.....
So for more reasons than one, I will never forget that mountain pass.
A better year to all, Debbie in Pittsburgh