The iron is hot … or rather the marble is, and local environmentalists are chiseling at the issue of the impact of current marble production in the Carrara region in the Apuan Alps.
This is the text of the press materials, in English: “The Associazione Amici delle Alpi Apuane, No al Traforo della Tambura, Salviamo le Apuane, Rete Ambientale della Versilia, Massa Picta, Legambiente Massa Montignoso present their second excursion “Sui sentieri della distruzione” to continue the work of sensitizing and information on the environmental disaster that’s destroying an entire mountain range, the Apuan Alps. Last June we met at the Passo della Focolaccia, the devastated pass, which is symbol of man’s annihilating will and on the ignoring of laws. The 17th of November, hiking through gentle sentieri and old mulattiere, in a landscape that’s a mix of Mediterranean brush and chestnut groves rich in signs of Primitive Man’s activities, we’ll be able to see up-close, the destruction caused by the extraction of marble at the Cave Cervaiole, whose towering presence will accompany us throughout the hike. A circular itinerary which will see us leaving Basati (400m) and go through Ponte sul Canale del Giardino (430m) Ponte della Zingola (198m) and then back to Basati. Duration of the hike: 3:30 hours with an incline of 282m.”
For more information call 347 3060787.
“Sui sentieri della distruzione” (on the paths of destruction) … happens this Sunday, the 17th of November, 2013.
People are meeting at 8:30am at the Palazzo Mediceo in nearby Seravezza.
The photo is from the Salviamo le Apuane Flickr stream, linked here.
Previously on Art is Life: