Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi Caves)

A not-to-be missed tour: Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi Caves).

The visit to the Grotte di Frasassi is a must when you are travelling in the Marche region: situated in the Genga area, in Ancona, the karst caves system is composed by different halls (the Abisso, the biggest one is 180 meters lenght, 120 meters large and 200 meters high), all of them featuring magnificient stalactites and stalagmites, beautiful natural sculptures that are karst stratification created by the 190 milion years of water work.

The caves were discovered in 1948 by a group of speleologists from Ancona; at the beginning of the tour, just entering in the complex, a real breath-taking sight hits your eyes: the Abyss Ancona is the biggest hall, probably the biggest cave in Europe and it was the first part of the complex discoverd by the speleologists.

The other underground rooms, 9 in total but only 5 of them can be visited, are as beatiful and spectacular as the first one: the Crystallized Lake, the Niagara, the Little Fairy’s Castle, the Giants, the 200 Hall, the Grand Canyon, the Ursa’s hall, the Neverending Hall.

Don’t miss to visit this amazing and natural spectacle.

 

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