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Grotta di Ispinigoli
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Dorgali
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were staying right near this cave in April. On a ridiculously rainy afternoon this was the perfect anecdote! We were looking for something to entertain our 3 year old as beaches were out of the question but this was so much more than we expected. Just breathtaking. A huge descent down lots of steps just took his and our breath away. Well recommended.

Visited April 2013
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Binfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

We did expect some sort of the normal touristic boring cave with a couple of 20 inches stalagmites, but when we got into, through the rather unimpressive hole-entrance, it was shock of our lives.

just go there, and you will not be disappointed: pictures and stories are not capable of delivering the true feeling!

Visited October 2012
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Sardinia, Italy
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4 reviews
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Wonderful caves with great stalactites and stalagmites, great guide who spoke good English. Well worth the money!

Visited September 2012
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“Cave with the world's secopnd largest stallagmite”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Fabulous cave with stunning stallagtites and stallagmites, but no photos allowed, so marked down! Restaurant / bar selling bad postcards.

Visited September 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
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“Highly impressive and no razzamatazz”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

The cave (only one is visited) is actually a vast cavern, and the visit involves first climbing a load of stairs to the entrance, then - once inside - climbing down 50 metres of steps and then all the way back up again, so it's not an easy visit for anyone scared of heights, vastly overweight or exceptionally tall (unless you wear a hard hat). Photography is not allowed.

There are no surprises here: upon entering you see pretty much the whole thing straight away. There are no fancy coloured lights or sound effects (as in some touristy caves), and there is no gimmicky switching lights off and on again.

The guides were very knowledgeable, though the presentation was mostly given in Italian; the following English version was about 1/2 as long, but they were happy to answer any questions and took their time. They also make sure you don't take pictures and make it back up safely. They leave it up to you to spot interesting features and formations and do not point out any wildlife in the cave.

There is a handy café/hotel with a nice terrace at the foot of the steps, by the car park, ideal for coffee and ice cream before or after (tours go roughly once an hour, so you may have to wait).

After visiting, carry on down to the excellent, isolated beach at the end of the road the cave is on, or check out the tiny dolmen nearby (a 10-15 minute walk from the sign).

Visited September 2012
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