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Address: Genga | Viale Giovanni Marinelli, San Vittore, 60040, Italy
Phone Number: 732972166
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Awe-inspiring

Not to be missed! Well organized and an amazing experience. The caves are hundreds of thousands of years old and were only discovered in 1971. Beautiful and awe-inspiring. Ask for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Rome, Italy
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Not to be missed! Well organized and an amazing experience. The caves are hundreds of thousands of years old and were only discovered in 1971. Beautiful and awe-inspiring. Ask for the English audio guide and take your time. It's an unforgettable experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It all seems a bit plain and boring as you enter Frasassi, near Ancona in Italy. The temperature is a constant 14 degrees, and the atmosphere feels remarkably dry. Suddenly you are in the biggest, most breathtaking space, bigger than the famous Duomo in Milan. From the main cave, you journey along a designated path, through wondrous spaces, majestic, silent,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We really enjoyed the trip, once in a lifetime opportunity to see such a spectacular natural site. Regarding English tours, we were given audio translators in exchange for ID (no extra cost) which were great. Be warned there are quite a few stairs and about 2km of walking + the temp inside is about 12 degrees cel. Overall a great... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We got slightly lost travelling from a small town in Tuscany. As we approached the Grotte at 4.55pm we assumed we'd be too late for the tour. But they allowed us on and what an amazing experience. Whilst we were all tired, the caves are something to behold. Highly recommended for everyone (although I'm sure we're all about to have... More 

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Rutland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It was like entering a secret underground world, seen nothing like it before. Granted it was quiet and out of season when we visited (I can imagine it would be a bit like a cattle market in the high season), from the very pleasant and chatty girl (Italian but with perfect English) in the ticket office to the imformative guide... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A spectacular cave, the tourist trail is very suitable for all abilities, except no wheel chair/buggy access. But kids can easily navigate, we went with a 4,6 and 7 year old. Well worth the visit BUT the staff need to be much more polite and informative. Especially at the ticket office. I rang ahead to ask if needed to prebook... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Waited almost 2 hours, only to hear that the next tour in English would take another 45 minutes wait. We gave up... disappointed

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just got back from visiting a friend of mine from Bologna and he took me on the Red Tour. I am fluent in Italian but even without translators the experience was UNBELIEVABLE. After being on a paved path for a bit we veered off into the cave holding onto stalagtites/stalagmites and for about 1 1/2 hours were making our way... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

These caves are impressive and I would definitely recommend a visit! Our tour guide was great and the group was nice and small. Be aware that it's cool and very humid in there, so bring a jacket or sweatshirt with you, just in case. We got a picture of our group, which we picked up at the end of the... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were the only 2 English speaking people on the tour so we had essentially a private tour around the caves. The caves are beautiful but we did feel a bit rushed through. The entrance fee was 15.50 euros each. After buying tickets, we waited for a bus to take us the short distance to the entrance and were met... More 

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