Nature’s ceaseless and intensive activity for the past 35 million years, has created what is now a magical experience within the grasp of everyone. Each year the site of the Grotte dell’Angelo, attracts thousands of visitors, some of whom are interested in its naturalistic/speleological features, others in its archaeology.
Visitors take the tour on board a small boat with a local expert guide. From the entrance, you will explore caves with picturesque names, such as The Arm of Wonders, with cascades of stalactites interlacing with columns of stalagmites. Temperatures in the caves are a constant 16C/60.8F throughout the year.
The caves, which were inhabited in the Stone Age, were used as a place of worship by the Greeks and the Romans. In the Christian era they were dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
The initial stretch, which is flooded with water from the river Negro, leads into the bowels of the earth, where immersed in a magical silence, lights and shadows interweave to the roar of the huge natural waterfall. It is a surreal environment with passages, tunnels, and caverns.
There are various tours available allowing visitors admission to different areas of the caves.
If you are interested in the Speleological Tour, we will need to book this in advance with a minimum of 4 people.
Depending on the season, you can also arrange after the tour to spend the rest of the day enjoying a swim in a nearby river with a BBQ lunch, provided at an additional cost.