Each year the site of the Grottoes of the Angel in Pertosa 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, leads into the bowels of the earth, where immersed in a magical silence, lights and shadows interweave to the roar of a 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, we 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.