Cava di Bauxite
Cava di Bauxite
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inisdom
Ireland116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Interesting to see, & the colours are very vibrant.
You have to pay €3 to a guy in a caravan at the parking area. Not really worth €3 as you won't be there very long.
Be warned - there are no signposts!!! We made the mistake of continuing straight, & it brought us down towards the sea. Nice view, but it was absolutely roasting, & took about 20 mins!
So - instead, if you only want to see the quarry, walk about 5 mins past parking, on the track. You will come to a wide area, with trees on the right, up a liitle hill. There's a track to the left, or right, for a longer walk around the lake.
Or, do what we did, & go straight up, over the hill, to a high viewing point. See my photos.
Written July 10, 2024
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Michael R
Bury St. Edmunds, UK49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The Cava di Bauxite is the result of bauxite (used in the production of aluminium) having been extracted in the past. When the sun is on the sides and on the water it is attractive.
Finding it is not easy as it's not well sign-posted and you have to drive up a track before walking across a field to the site. It's about south of Otranto on the coast road. You need a car to access it unless you are a keen hiker.
Written May 26, 2018
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Ericdmc85
Edinburgh, UK149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We arrived before 9am, there was nobody there at the parking, so we went, took pictures and left, the guy to pay the parking was just arriving. Honestly, this isn't worth paying for, it's just an abandoned mine, you spend a few minutes there to look at the nice variety of colours and that's about it.
Written November 6, 2019
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Katie
London, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Only a few minutes drive from Otranto and definitely worth a visit, colours are great and there is also a lovely walk along the coast from there!
Written October 10, 2018
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Rachel D
Tel Aviv, Israel66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Park at the parking place (3 euro) and follow the parking manager directions. Follow the full trail atound the lake. Astounding views.
Written September 21, 2018
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Ilaria B
Sydney, Australia112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Perfect for dawn and sunset times. The colors of the landscape are amazing! Consider that the soil is dusty and will stain your clothes! Do not dress fancy and with light colors!
Written September 10, 2018
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HennyAlide
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The city has a pretty center with the famous mosaics in the cathedral worthwhile. The setting is very nice, with the old city walls opening up towards the seat
Written November 11, 2017
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Bianca S
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
We parked our own car and walked to Lago Bauxite. We took some pictures and we walked back. Within 5 minutes the window of the car was smashed and we have been robbed. The view is great, but unfortunately the place is not safe. Don't leave any belongings in the car and be carefull. If you look around you will see a lot of glass everywhere.
Written October 8, 2015
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KONIKPK
Pezinok, Slovakia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is nice palce 30m from city.
Not too crowdy at October. We go on foot and walk around. Try it you can go with car or motorcycle or bike.
Written October 8, 2020
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Patrice_VDD
Ronse, Belgium288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a small place you can quickly visit but the variations of colours between de blue green water and the red earth around is a pleasure for the eyes.
Written October 31, 2019
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