The name Carasco means confluence of "the watercourses"
The town is located exactly at the place where the two rivers, Lavagna and Sturla, meet
A feast in honor of Saint Alberto is always held on the second Sunday of July, and it takes the form of a race for mountain bikers at Monte Paggi, above Carasco.
Two equestrian centres and a mini golf course round off the range of facilities for outdoor sports.
Due to its geographical location, the name Carasco is a combination of the Italian words Capo and Asco referring to the course of the water. It is first mentioned in the Middle Ages as an important trading center between Poebene and Lombardy.