Grotte di Frasassi, Genga

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Discover the remarkable scale of Grotte di Frasassi on a guided tour of one of the most extensive underground cave systems in Europe. Discovered in 1971 by a group of local speleologists, this network of caverns is known worldwide for its impressive array of stalactites and stalagmites spread along about 1,500 m (3,000 ft) of accessible passages. Guided tours can take you inside massive chambers up to 240 m (780 ft) in height, with a huge range of rock formations and pools located along the routes open to visitors. The largest cave in this system is also one of the largest in Europe, known to locals as the "Cave of the Wind." The caves are open all year long, but do visit the official website to explore all tour options and available activities before you make the trip. Make Grotte di Frasassi part of your personalized Genga itinerary using our Genga road trip planner.
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  • Today during a wonderful holiday in Le Marche visited the caves of Frasassi. The camper we put on the designated parking lot for the caves and by bus we went to the caves (it was over 30 degrees and then the bus is best welcomed). The caves are wonderfully cool (about 14 degrees, so a vest is delicious) and are amazingly impressive. We chose an English tour and the guide was Ezio (I hope this is the good name). His English was very well understood and he also told a lot about the origins of the caves and showed many special points. Especially the size of the large hall makes a lot of impression. So many beautiful things that you can hardly imagine their size. The size of the room and the fact that you are in a cave makes it difficult to estimate the size and you are amazed at the time you look at it. And especially when you consider how old everything already is. I've certainly visited caves more often, but you really can't skip it when you're around! It is definitely worth the €18. Partly because the route in the cave is very well laid out. It's a very simple trail, so for (almost) everyone to walk well. You also have 2 adventure routes where you enter other parts of the caves, but these tours must be booked in advance online.
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  • We had a fantastic guide that was really knowledgeable. The tour took about 90 minutes which gave us enough time to look around. Amazing place! Well worth a visit. Most of us wore t-shirts, so not fre...  more »
  • If you have been to English caves in Cheddar or Wookey hole this is bigger & more spectacular. Entrance fee is €18 for adults & €12 for children (6-14) for the basic tour which lasts about an hour and a half & includes a multi lingual tour guide. They do offer more advanced tours with special clothing & hard hat etc which lasts 2 & 3 hours for adults & children over 12 which has to be booked in advance. The cost for these are €40 & €50.
  • Wow. Incredibile caves. Totally worth a visit and you won't be disappointed. Ticket seems quite expensive on the surface but when you get in you understand why. The caves are stunning and well looked after (plus the ticket includes the museums which you don't even have to see on the same day).
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