Trip to Sardinia: the caves to visit

Sardinia cavesBeautiful to see on the surface, Sardinia is a place to visit even in its subsoil. Where nature created sculpture and real works of art using stalactites, stalagmites, and calcareous formations. For travelers who are keen about speleology, this are Sardinia caves to visit.

Grotta del Fico – Maybe it’s the most beautiful cave of Sardinia, surely the most representative, in Ogliastra region: stalactites, stalagmites, calcareous columns, tricks of light on the walls of the cave. Grotta del Fico is divided into two parts.

Grotte del Bue Marino – Large caves near Dorgali. The origin of the name is the monk seal (“bue marino”) that once lived in. The cave is five kilometers long, divided into two parts, and only 900 meters can be visited.

Grotta di Nettuno – Neptune’s Grotto is near Alghero, one of the most famous in Sardinia. The entrance of the grotto lies at the foot of the 110-metre-high Capo Caccia cliffs. The things to see in the cave are the big column, and a 120-metre-long saltwater lake with its white beach.

Su Marmuri – One kilometer from the town of Ulassai, in Ogliastra. In this cave there are high spaces with stalactites, stalagmites, subterranean lakes, big columns.

Is Zuddas – Caves in the calcareous walls of Monte Meana, in Santadi. The caves of Is Zuddas are 1650 meters long but only 500 meters can be visited.

Su Mannau – Near Fluminimaggiore. Historical and archeological interest caves, Su Mannau are among the most ancient in the whole world. The complex is divided into two parts.

Grotta di Santa Barbara – The last of the Sardinia caves to visit is near Iglesias. Discovered by miners, the only entrance is the mine of San Giovanni, and the cave can be visited only on an electric train.

 

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