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Placed to the center of the natural
park of the Alps
Alps) is between the grottos more complete of Europe,
by presenting extraordinary one variety of phenomena that
are illustrated with precision and competence by spelaeological
expert guides. Comfortable paths allow to admire some reflectors
the light all the wonders of the subterranean world: Give
her stalactites and stalagmites he lives and shining, to
polychrome castings, to the drapes of alabaster, to the
laghetti encrusting made of crystals, to the water courses
Outside of these months the caves are only
open on Sundays for the one hour tour. Regardless of when
you are visiting try and get there early to avoid the crowds.
Three the routes:
The "first" (an
hour) has a flat trend and he is almost upholstered everywhere
by calcareous splendid concretions;
(two hours,) also including the first, offers the glamour
of wide environments covered from an underground small river;
The "third" (three
hours,) allows the complete visit of the grotto and he covers
a few perfectly vertical strokes in convenience all.
Who visits the grotto does not therefore
limit his excursion to the world underground, but in general
the opportunity to extend it to other concerning surface
attractions gathers which the architectural splendid complex
of the hermitage of Calomini, hunkered to the base of big
one rocky wall; Trombacco throats partly been responsible
by waters for a very green lake.
The Altopiano Carsico of the Vetricia, from
the thousand crevasses and the strange erosion forms; the
immense views of the massif of the "Panie"; the
Cyclopean arc natural that connects the twin tops of the
Grotta del Vento - Wind Cave -
North of Pisa in the Apuan Alps' Natural Park.
From the South: Leave A11 at Lucca, take S.S.N.12 Abetone/Brennero
to Ponte a Moriano (8,5 km). cross River Serchio and follow
main road to Gallicano (36 km).
From the North: Leave A15 at Aulla, take S.S.N.63 Passo
del Cerreto for 12 km, then turn right for Casola in Lunigiana
(19 km), uphill Passo dei Carpinelli towards Piazza al Serchio
(42 km), Castelnuovo Garfagnana to Gallicano.
From Gallicano pass the rocky gorge of Lake Trombacco to
Fornovolasco (44 kms.). Cross three valleys to the cave.
(2°05'40" W, 44°02'01" N)
APR-SEP daily, OCT-MAR Sun+Hol
Tour 1: 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Tour 2: 11, 15, 16, 17
Tour 3: 10, 14
About 10 euro. (open
the official website) www.grottadelvento.com
Karst cave, Jurassic limestone, cave system.
Dimension: L=4000m, A=627m asl. T=10,7°C.
Guided tours: Tour 1: D=60min
Tour 2: D=120min
Tour 3: D=180min
del Vento, Località Grotta del Vento, I-55020 Fornovolasco,
Tel: +39-0583-722024, Fax: +39-0583-722053, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org