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Grotta del Vento

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Address: loc. Grotta del Vento, 1, 55020 Vergemoli, Fabbriche di Vergemoli, Italy
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+39 0583 722024

Situated in one of the wildest areas of the Alpi Apuane Natural Park, in...

Situated in one of the wildest areas of the Alpi Apuane Natural Park, in the province of Lucca, the Grotta del Vento offers its visitors a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the underground world. There are 3 tourist routes.

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Mother nature at it's wonder.

I'd never seen anything more amazing in my life. We took the 2 hrs tour which was perfect for us. Very interesting but make sure you wear comfortable shoes with a good sole. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Been here twice ...it is a nice place with two picnic areas a shop and a bar( not nice) ...can choose between 3 different guided tours, we did the first which takes about an hour. Interesting place

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I'd never seen anything more amazing in my life. We took the 2 hrs tour which was perfect for us. Very interesting but make sure you wear comfortable shoes with a good sole. And dress warmly, the humidity and chill can make anyone a little cranky. Really very beautiful to see.

Thank chantalemartel
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Caves are fascinating, we'll presented and very cool, literally with a constant temperature of 10 here's Celsius. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and witty and manage to entertaine the small crowd for the entire hour of the tour. Cost of €9 was good value.

Thank Neil P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We took a drive up to the Grotta to have a different day out in Tuscany.The tours are tiomed for 1, 2 and 3 hours durations.We decided on the one hour and were glad we did.With 2 children the 1 hour tour gave us plenty to see and don't feel the other longer tours would have shown us anything different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My husband took 3 of our teenagers to the 2 hour tour. The guide was English speaking so they had a great tour. Very interesting and beautiful. Steps down in the cave are not for the faint hearted but was cool for the kids. Take a sweatshirt as it is chilly down there. Not recommended to drive there in a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Really enjoyed the scenic drive up to the caves but were surprised that you are expected to pay for parking - we only wanted to do the one hour tour but the minimum parking is for three hours! There is a small shop and cafe area at the ticket office and toilet facilities too. We were in a group of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The Grotto itself was interesting enough to be worth the trip, but the organization of the tours was a real disappointment. The group consisted of both Italians and foreigners, there was an Italian guide and all foreigners had recorded guided tours with headsets. The Italian spoke so loud and for so long that it was pretty hard to hear anything... More 

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Olsztyn, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

It was really nice and interesting- we have taken 3hrs tour but as there were not many foreigners guide was speaking in itlaian only- and foreigners were given audioguides- which on every stopo was very boring because guide was tlaking for 15--20 minutes and our recording were 5 min long...so 15 minutes getting bored around each stop.

Thank Magdalena P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

It is better to approach from Lucca than the Garfagnana . The latter road is more scenic but dangerously narrow in places. Their was a nice restaurant just below the Grotta where we stopped for some local rustic food before embarking on the three hour tour. Very well maintained cave system? The "experience" is more about how vast they are... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We went for the 3 hour tour, which we did in about 2,5 hours and could've done in less time if it wasn't for the bigger Italian group in front of us that we could not pass. The reason we did it so quickly was because we were lucky to be only 4 people in our group, and only me... More 

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