When in Liguria, it is rare to wonder away from beaches and restaurants but, if you have the opportunity to visit the prehistorical caves of Toirano, you will not regret it.
You'll need an afternoon. The visit itself takes a bit more than 1 hour but you'll need 15 mn to walk up to the entrance of the caves from the parking lot, and another 15 mn to walk back down.
And it's a 20 mn drive to the village of Toirano once you have left the highway.
I would recommend leaving children under 10 behind. It can get dark and slippery in the caves and, the guides can have a group of up to 40 people following him. Young children can slow the whole group down and once you have started the visit, there is no exit until you reach the end of the tour.
I have been there 3 times and, each time, the guide has different infos about the caves ;)... part of the local charm...so, remember to pick up one of the brochures at the front desk when buying your tickets for accurate information!
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