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Grotte di Stiffe

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Address: Via del Mulino, 67028 San Demetrio ne' Vestini, Italy
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+39 0862 86142
10:00 - 13:00
15:00 - 18:00
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The caves are truly astonishing. Definitely worth a visit. We visited the caves in April and were almost the only turists there. Definitely not overrun. But be aware that the... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Jacob M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The caves are truly astonishing. Definitely worth a visit. We visited the caves in April and were almost the only turists there. Definitely not overrun. But be aware that the guides will leave for Siesta.

Thank Jacob M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place that you can feel peace of mind , as you can take lot of pics , cost of entry 10 euro, we went their by our driver from hotel cost each person 50 euro but stayed with us all the day, but unfortunately we didn't find tour guide speak english

Thank TeT M
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great way to spend a little time in the region. Beautiful, underground scenery. We've been in caves all over the world, this had the largest waterfalls we've ever seen underground. The tour is only in Italian, but surprisingly, our guide was able to give us the highlights in English. Nice surprise! Well done and worth the cost!... More 

Thank Kari B
Agoura Hills
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been in caves in many places in the world. I haven't enjoyed any more than I have Grotte di Stiffe. There are other caves with more spectacular stalagtites, stalagmites, curtains, columns, etc. The things that make Grotte di Stiffe so great are 1) it is not overrun and crowded; 2) There are not cheesy lighting effects, dioramas, or other... More 

2 Thank Geoff K
Rieti, Italy
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83 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I went with my friends and they enjoyed. The staff is really helpful and well organized from the ticket office to the guided tour into the Stiffe caves. Please don't touch stalactites and stalagmites. Also on Sunday they organize canyoning.

Thank CloudSunny
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, especially on a hot day as the caves are so cool. The tickets are purchased at an 'out post' location (the signs take u to this) then when you buy them you're given a map to drive a further 2km to the actual cave. This surprised me so thought I would share the info. Guide speaks... More 

Thank BethEvans_3
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

These caves are a find! In a region that isn't so well developed, these caves are a fascinating trip for a day out. Beautiful drive through mountain vistas to get there but good roads and clear signage. In August, they run buses up from the car park where you buy your tickets but in other months, you drive up the... More 

Thank rebelMAC
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Very interesting visit to the caves. The waterfalls were fantastic. The path was easy with an even surface and no low areas. The tour lasted about 50 mins.. The guide spoke in Italian but the noise from the water meant that she did not say a lot. They were wonderful caves and the only regret was that the guide seemed... More 

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Congratulations to the people who constructed the intricate walkway through the grotto. It manages not to intrude on the natural wonder. Guide apologised that the tour commentary would only be in Italian but this didn't matter. The place describes itself. Bit steep at times but rails and ropes are there to help.

1 Thank peter r
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is an amazing cave with an internal water stream and a waterfall. It has been arranged beautifully, without damaging the natural scenery. It's about 700 mt long, with an easy and safe walk. The guide was very kind and helpful, giving explanations both in Italian and in English. It was a great experience for the children, and the adults... More 

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