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Grotte di Toirano, Toirano

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Considered “show caves” for the beauty and accessibility, Grotte di Toirano displays a remarkable karst cave system. Spelunkers found the system in 1950, but they were beaten in time by prehistoric man who found it some 14000 years earlier, and by the cave bear, which left bones, paw prints, and scratches on the walls. The required tour guides speak multiple foreign languages. Wear sensible shoes for potentially slippery walking surfaces, as well as clothes appropriate for 16 C (60 F). Plan to see Grotte di Toirano and other attractions that appeal to you using our Toirano road trip planning website.
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  • An absolute must to see caves (grote) with interesting story and role in history of WWII. Easy to drive there and wonderful sights, both from the ground and from the top. Recommend! 
    An absolute must to see caves (grote) with interesting story and role in history of WWII. Easy to drive there and wonderful sights, both from the ground and from the top. Recommend!  more »
  • Great way to spend an hour or two. The cave system is impressive. The tour lasted about 1 hr 20 mins and the tour guide spoke English and took time to explain some of the history and important... 
    Great way to spend an hour or two. The cave system is impressive. The tour lasted about 1 hr 20 mins and the tour guide spoke English and took time to explain some of the history and important...  more »
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  • Beautiful and write large cave system with extraordinary stalagtites! The tour took more than dan hour and every corner was surprising and breathtaking! Please make sure you call in advance to make a reservation. It's well worth of driving more than an hour to get here and see these ancient sculptures!
  • I love caves and this one certainly didn’t disappoint. Stalactites, stalagmites, columns, calcite and arganite “flowers”, a little lake with transparent and blind crustaceans, bear bones and human / bear prints. The guided tour takes around an hour and you have to climb some steps, so not suitable for those with reduced mobility. Inside it’s just cool, rather than cold, so no need for thick jumpers. But you have to wear “proper” shoes; flip flops are not allowed. You can take photos without flash. You need to book your tickets in advance, either personally or by phone. You pay when you collect them - we paid 80 euro for 4 adults and 3 children. The entrance to the cave is 300m up so arrive 10 min early to collect your tickets and go up. There is sufficient, free parking on site and a little gift shop. There is also a café, which was unfortunately closed. At the time of writing this (Aug 2021), Green Passes for adults and masks inside the cave were required.

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