Grotta del Genovese

Grotta del Genovese, Levanzo: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Grotta del Genovese Reviews: 4.5/5

Grotta del Genovese
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Carola Carazzone
Turin, Italy22 contributions
Amazing gem nestled in stunning landscape
Aug 2020
Both the visit of the prehistoric cave art and the way there are absolutely unmissable. The paintings with buffaloes, deers and boars go back to 13000 years ago when Levanzo was united to Favignana and Marsala by a huge plain. The engravings with dolphins and tunas go back to 8000 years ago when Levanzo was by then an island. You must book the visit and Natale is an outstanding guide for knowledge, competence and passion.
We decided to walk there 1 hour and a half from the village: the path is easy to find and amazing beautiful with constant stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and smell of thyme!!! If you are sailing, it could be an option also to berth below Punta del Genovese and use the small harbor to reach in 5 minutes walk the Grotta from the sea.
Written August 22, 2020
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HannahStuttgart
Stuttgart, Germany5 contributions
Very interesting place to visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
The Grotta del Genovese was worth the visit. It was very impressive to see the paintings and a journey back in time. We drove to Levanzo for a day trip by boat. The company Liberty Line operates almost every hour from Trapani. You can buy a ticket at the docs there. It costed around 20 Euros in total for both ways for one person. We didn't book anything in advance. The people doing the tour have a stall in the port of Levanzo. The tour always starts at 10.30 a.m.. In our case the ferry left Trapani at 9.10 a.m. and we reached Levanzo in time for the tour. The tour costs 25 Euros per person (worth it) and is available in Italian, English and in German.
Written September 28, 2019
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organante
Madrid, Spain138 contributions
Signs from the ancient past
Aug 2018 • Business
This cave has several famous graffitis on the walls, showing scenes and animals, including dolphins. It is about 9000 years old and it was inhabited for several centuries by prehistorical humeans. Pay attention not to touch the engravings.
Written July 17, 2019
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Vincenzo C
Faroe Islands30 contributions
Amazing place
Jun 2018 • Family
The history of human race. This piace is amazing and the guide very professional and original.
A trip unforgettable.
No pictures beacause is not allowed.
Written June 30, 2018
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Marco_the_Maltabus
Southend-on-Sea, UK392 contributions
Palaeolithic drawings which left me feeling just as old!
Sep 2017 • Friends
We were supposed to reach the cave by boat but sadly the sea was not calm enough. So the alternative was a pleasant jeep ride up the hill instead of the boat. I am glad I had no idea what was to follow! Levanzo is reached by a hydrofoil which is exciting if you have never been on one. I was not prepared for the length of time it would take to arrive at the cave or the time for the return. I wished I had enjoyed some refreshments and had a comfort stop before I left for the cave. When we arrived we were allocated sticks which was kind and I nearly declined their offer. We were then faced with a 700 downward stony path with some steps down to the coastal cave. Apparently our guide lost the bet that our party would achieve this trek. All the time, I was thinking was that I have to return up hill next time, at mid day in the unrelenting sun! This experience was marginally worse than Tintagel. However when we saw the 12 century BC drawings I think it was probably worth it. Not only do you need to be able to hobble down but once there you need to be able to crouch for a short distance to get into the cave. This is definitely not a great granny experience. The guide takes about 10 at a time and I think we were in the cave for about 30 minutes. So the rest had a long wait in the sun. Although everyone spoke and understood English the guide chose to speak Italian so we had to have it all translated. Then of course we had to wait for the jeep back. Personally, I would have made sure the boat was definitely going had I had the choice. Boy, was I gad to find a cafe four hours later from landing! To see something 12 BC was worth it honest.
Written September 26, 2017
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KC-Ist
Istanbul, Turkey62 contributions
Great Nature Hike
Apr 2017 • Solo
You can get to Grotta del Genovese from two directions. One is to go straight up hill from the harbour (steep hike at the beginning) the second is to go left from the harbour and walk by the sea. I took the second route and enjoyed the view and even took a swim at the early part of the hike. After about an hour of hiking you will get to the begging of the decent to the cave. Both the hike and the path has excellent views however don't expect to see the cave nor the drawings. They are covered and fenced. But it's still worth going there.
Written April 20, 2017
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Pink01Malta
Island of Malta, Malta62 contributions
Magnificent experience
Jul 2016 • Couples
What a lovely experience to visit this unique grotta!
Natale and his wife explained very thoroughly! It's worth visiting! We went on the Jeep, it was super fun. Love this island and will be back! Love from Malta
Written September 10, 2016
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122Rica
London, UK25 contributions
Interesting visit
Sep 2016 • Couples
I visited the Genovese grotto during my holidays in the Egadi islands. Really interesting visit. It takes almost 2 hours and it's well organised. You can see engraving, graffiti, and prehistoric paintings.
Easy to book.
Written September 5, 2016
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Corrado R
Vedano al Lambro, Italy751 contributions
Nice cave
Aug 2016 • Family
This cave is really nice, I strongly recommend during the summer period to reach it by the sea, there are some organized tours in Levanzo,
Written September 2, 2016
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Giuseppe G
Pieve Emanuele, Italy81 contributions
Great attraction; very nice tour guide
Jun 2016 • Couples
All the people involved in the tour organization are extremely kind starting from the receptionist, phone answered, ticket seller, through the guide Nicola, without forgetting the nice off-road drivers.

You can either reach the place by off-road car or by boat (extremely subject even to minimum wave from west). However even crossing the island through off-road is very interesting.

It's astonishing to see what they could draft almost 10,000 years ago

It's definitely a must and.... Listen to what Nicola is stating
Written July 30, 2016
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