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Grotta del Genovese

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Grotta del Genovese

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Isola di Levanzo, Sicily Italy
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Cruise Favignana - Levanzo

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The isolated islands of Favignana and Levanzo lie within the Aegadian Islands off the western shores of Sicily, and their remote location makes access a challenge. On this full-day round-trip tour from Trapani, go island-hopping around the archipelago by mini-boat with lunch on board included. Reach Favignana and Levanzo with ease, enjoy free time to explore, swim, and soak up the sunshine at your leisure, and see the best of coastal Sicily.
US$73.69 per adult
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Carola Carazzone wrote a review Aug 2020
Turin, Italy22 contributions3 helpful votes
Both the visit of the prehistoric cave art and the way there are absolutely unmissable. The paintings with buffaloes, deers and boars go back to 13000 years ago when Levanzo was united to Favignana and Marsala by a huge plain. The engravings with dolphins and tunas go back to 8000 years ago when Levanzo was by then an island. You must book the visit and Natale is an outstanding guide for knowledge, competence and passion. We decided to walk there 1 hour and a half from the village: the path is easy to find and amazing beautiful with constant stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and smell of thyme!!! If you are sailing, it could be an option also to berth below Punta del Genovese and use the small harbor to reach in 5 minutes walk the Grotta from the sea.
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Date of experience: August 2020
HannahStuttgart wrote a review Sep 2019
Stuttgart, Germany5 contributions
The Grotta del Genovese was worth the visit. It was very impressive to see the paintings and a journey back in time. We drove to Levanzo for a day trip by boat. The company Liberty Line operates almost every hour from Trapani. You can buy a ticket at the docs there. It costed around 20 Euros in total for both ways for one person. We didn't book anything in advance. The people doing the tour have a stall in the port of Levanzo. The tour always starts at 10.30 a.m.. In our case the ferry left Trapani at 9.10 a.m. and we reached Levanzo in time for the tour. The tour costs 25 Euros per person (worth it) and is available in Italian, English and in German.
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Date of experience: September 2019
organante wrote a review Jul 2019
Madrid, Spain138 contributions52 helpful votes
This cave has several famous graffitis on the walls, showing scenes and animals, including dolphins. It is about 9000 years old and it was inhabited for several centuries by prehistorical humeans. Pay attention not to touch the engravings.
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Date of experience: August 2018
Vincenzo C wrote a review Jun 2018
Faroe Islands33 contributions5 helpful votes
The history of human race. This piace is amazing and the guide very professional and original. A trip unforgettable. No pictures beacause is not allowed.
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Date of experience: June 2018
Marco_the_Maltabus wrote a review Sep 2017
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom395 contributions136 helpful votes
We were supposed to reach the cave by boat but sadly the sea was not calm enough. So the alternative was a pleasant jeep ride up the hill instead of the boat. I am glad I had no idea what was to follow! Levanzo is reached by a hydrofoil which is exciting if you have never been on one. I was not prepared for the length of time it would take to arrive at the cave or the time for the return. I wished I had enjoyed some refreshments and had a comfort stop before I left for the cave. When we arrived we were allocated sticks which was kind and I nearly declined their offer. We were then faced with a 700 downward stony path with some steps down to the coastal cave. Apparently our guide lost the bet that our party would achieve this trek. All the time, I was thinking was that I have to return up hill next time, at mid day in the unrelenting sun! This experience was marginally worse than Tintagel. However when we saw the 12 century BC drawings I think it was probably worth it. Not only do you need to be able to hobble down but once there you need to be able to crouch for a short distance to get into the cave. This is definitely not a great granny experience. The guide takes about 10 at a time and I think we were in the cave for about 30 minutes. So the rest had a long wait in the sun. Although everyone spoke and understood English the guide chose to speak Italian so we had to have it all translated. Then of course we had to wait for the jeep back. Personally, I would have made sure the boat was definitely going had I had the choice. Boy, was I gad to find a cafe four hours later from landing! To see something 12 BC was worth it honest.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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