Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia

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Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia

Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia
4.5
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2-3 hours
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Dianne
4 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
The cave was very beautiful. Our guide (Noemi) was very kind and explained everything well. It was interesting to learn all these things about the cave. Most people were Italian, so the tour was in Italian, but our guide was also able to explain everything in English to the people who couldn’t understand Italian. It was a long walk, but it was not too exhausting because of the cool temperature. Great experience!!
Written 22 August 2021
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Alena Glinina
3 contributions
Brilliant experience, impressive even if you’ve already seen a lot
Aug 2021 • Family
It was such an exciting tour for our family (we are 3 adults and an 8 y.o. child)! The caves are extremely impressive, it’s an insight into millions years’ ago time. Everything looks almost unbelievable!

Inside the mountain, you will see different artworks created by nature and explained by the guide. Our group was guided by Andrea, to whom we would like to say a special thanks as he made the tour even more interesting and fun, telling us a lot not only about the caves themselves and the history of their exploration, but also about the hard work of speleologists. The excursion is in Italian, but the guide can kindly explain everything and answer the questions in English.

Concerning the infrastructure, we had no problems parking the car, finding our way to the ticket office, taking the shuttle up to the entrance to the caves and finding a place to have lunch after the tour. Everything is brilliantly organized.

The tour to the caves itself requires preparation: you will need warm clothes (it’s only 8’C inside, but nevertheless walking keeps you warm) and comfortable shoes, preferably the hiking ones, as the excursion lasts 1,5–2 hours and includes a lot of walking, climbing the stairs and crossing some parts of the route with slippery stones and small puddles. Get ready for your shoes and lower part of the clothes getting a bit dusty!

Our family strongly recommends visiting Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia, it’s a must-see!
Written 21 August 2021
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J P
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland10 contributions
Working marble quarry high above the cave
Aug 2021 • Family
Hair-raising trip up near Levigliani, in the Apuan Alps above Pietrasanta overlooking the sea, to visit a working marble quarry at the Antro del Corchia (NOT the cave! This starts at the same place but needs to be booked as a separate visit!).
Just driving up in the 4x4 minibus on the torturous gravel road was an experience in itself! Terrifying, particularly on the hairpin bends when the back of the van had to be manœuvred partly overhanging the void. Eyes firmly shut on those bits… But the effort was definitely worth it.
As it was Friday morning, the mine was in operation. It gave us a real sense of the extraordinary effort made to get each perfect block of white marble safely out of the cliff, and down the mountain. This mine tunnels into the mountain on several levels, but at least from the outside looks more discreet than other quarries in the region, some of which completely chop off the top of the peaks to reach the marble seams. This was a fascinating community-owned enterprise, with some of the profits from mining reinjected into tourism, such as for setting up the guided tour that we took that was set up only a few months ago.
Written 6 August 2021
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M4CE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates150 contributions
A safe and rather challenging touristic route in the heart of the mountain
Aug 2021 • Family
A wonder of nature, well prepared for tourists to discover.
After an initial, man-made entrance, you are in a nature-made miracle.. You only walk a couple of km out of the possibly 100+ that nature has dug over the ages.
Surrounded by stalactites, stalagmites, colums, water and immersed in the heart of the mountain it is an experience of a kind.
The guide was the least impressive part. At his third walk of the day, he did not manage to share the knowledge and passion he surely has..
Written 6 August 2021
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Curious28951162144
9 contributions
Fully recommended
Jul 2021
Astonishing place, worth visiting. Have been in many caves before - this one is definetely worth going. No idea why not on the list of key attractions for the region. Small groups in "covid time" - -all restrictions obeyed, friendly guide.
Written 4 July 2021
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Fridrihs L
Riga, Latvia1 contribution
Small description off the experience
Jun 2021 • Family
Great way to cooldown in the heat. The tour guides know there stuff. With a small group you can power threw the 18k steps in an hour
Written 25 June 2021
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peter k
Vienna, Austria1 contribution
Great tour and guide Noami!
Jun 2021
The tour and the cave were astonishing! Our guide Noami took great care of us (not speaking italian) during the tour. it was a perfect experience!
Written 9 June 2021
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Serena H
Marktoberdorf, Germany1 contribution
Great private tour with Noemi (Naomi)
Oct 2020 • Couples
We were lucky to get a private tour with Noemi (Naomi) early October. Her English is fantastic. She gave us a great tour that was interesting as well as entertaining. Her love for nature and caves is contagious. (She also gave us a great recommendation + detailed desciption for a fabulous hike to Monte Corchia.) Thank you so much!
Written 11 October 2020
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twotm
Torino44 contributions
Closed, with no indications
Sep 2020
I found a leaflet in my hotel, it seemed an interesting experience and everything was explained well.

The leaflet stated '"open every day from june to MID SEPTEMBER."

"Museum opening hours 11:30-15:30"

I went there September the 10th and arrived at 13:30.

ALL shops and ticket offices were closed. Nobody to ask anything from, no information or timetable on the outside.

The people from nearby restaurants did not know anything about the opening hours and thought it should be open.

Total disorganization, bad food in the local restaurant.

A complete waste of time, long useless trip to get there among uninteresting mountain roads, untrue leaflet.
Written 11 September 2020
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Camilla S
7 contributions
Incredible natural spectacle!
Aug 2020 • Family
What an amazing place. I have been in caves before but nothing like this. I would happily have spent hours there, it feels like stepping back into the dawn of the world.

Our tour guide Noemi was brilliant, incredibly knowledgeable, talking about the discovery and exploration of the caves, enthusiastic and thoughtful, making sure all the group was managing, chatting to the children, and working in photo stops.

You will definitely need a fleece and proper shoes with grip. It is cold but not freezing, we were all ok in shorts.

As it lasts 2 Hours, It is ESSENTIAL to be reasonably fit for this; there are nearly 2000 steps, lots of the ground is uneven, some of it is slightly slippery. I wouldn’t recommend for children under age 5 unless they are very sure footed, or for anyone who finds stairs tricky. We saw one pensioner having to be escorted out after only the first set of steps.

Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a change from more usual tourist spots. It really is incredible.

Well worth the entry fee. Had we realised how long the tour was we would have come earlier in the day so we had time to go on the various mine tours and to the museums as well.
Written 14 August 2020
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