We visited Balzi Rossi as part of a full day private tour, after we have found it on the internet. Our tour guide did not know of the place, even though she has been a tour guide in this area for 3 years, neither did her friends and colleagues.
There are no signs to show where the caves or museum are. We had to ask directions from the locals. At the caves there are again no signs to show the entrance or even if they are open. After climbing about 50 stairs, we found a locked gate, and had to climb down again. Some of the locals visiting directed us to the museum. At the museum we found out we had to buy tickets to visit the museum and then we could visit the caves.
The museum is quite small and you can view all the exhibits in about 5 minutes. However, the exhibits are quite interesting.
After the museum visit, we had to climb the same stairs again to visit the caves. You need to cross over a railway track via an overhead walkway to reach the caves, which consists of 2 shallow depressions in the rockface. There is nothing else to see.
Overall, we were quite disappointed with our visit to Balzi Rossi.
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