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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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  • Place is marvellous… even when compared to other cave complexes. It is still overpriced for what you get especially the onsite photographer. Guide was very patient with us having a baby screaming his....  more
    Place is marvellous… even when compared to other cave complexes. It is still overpriced for what you get especially the onsite photographer. Guide was very patient with us having a baby screaming his....  more »
  • More information of what to do, where to cue, your times. We waited in the baking sun with a 5 year old child for two hours, then a tour guide asked for English tourist to join the tour at 13.40, so.....  more
    More information of what to do, where to cue, your times. We waited in the baking sun with a 5 year old child for two hours, then a tour guide asked for English tourist to join the tour at 13.40, so.....  more »
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  • We visited the caves with an English speaking guide. The temperature inside is 14°c and 98% humid. It's best to take a blazer with you to protect you from the cold. The caves are really beautiful inside. The tour takes about 1h15m. This is the most accessible of the 3 tours. You can also take the more adventurous paths but that will require extra climbing gear that you will get when you buy a ticket for that. One remark towards the organisation: make the groups a little bit smaller. When people start talking you cannot hear the guide speaking. The guide goes in front of the group and has no idea who is still behind. It was fun to do on a warm day (36c°) outside. The ticket also gives you access to the museum in the town.
  • The caves are an absolute delight, they are simply amazing to look at. Around €18 for adults and parking is about 1km away (free bus ride to and from the parking - do not park nearby or risk a ticket!). Can get cold so bring a jacket (temperature is a constant 14ish degrees centigrade)

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