Now Luni; an Etruscan town, situated on the left bank of the Macra, about four miles from
the coast, that once formed part of Liguria, but became the most northeasterly city of Etruria
when Augustus extended the boundaries of the latter country as far as the Macra. It possessed
a large and commodious harbour at the mouth of the river called Lunae
Portus (Gulf of Spezzia). In B.C. 177 Luna was made a Roman colony. It was celebrated
for its white marble, from the time of Iulius Caesar. The quarries now take their name from
the neighbouring town of Carrara.