List of caves in Italy

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The following article shows a list of caves in Italy.

Overview[edit]

Main concentration of Italian caves (Italian : Grotte [1]) is close to the Alps and the Apennine Mountains, principally due to karst.

The main Italian touristic caves are Castellana and Frasassi. Other notable show caves are Pertosa, the Wind Cave, the Giant Cave, Castelcivita, Villanova, Toirano and Pastena.

Caves[edit]

The caves are listed by alphabetical order and there are shown the main touristic caves and other notable (ex.: archaeological or paleontological) underground voids.

Image Name Municipality Region Length Elevation Coordinates
Palermo-Museo-Archeologico-bjs-11.jpg Addaura Palermo (PA) Sicily 70 metres (230 ft) 38°11′13″N 13°21′02″E / 38.18694°N 13.35056°E / 38.18694; 13.35056
No free image.svg Antro del Corchia Stazzema (LU) Tuscany  ? 600 amsl 44°00′00″N 10°19′00″E / 44.00000°N 10.31667°E / 44.00000; 10.31667
No free image.svg Bigonda Grigno (TN) Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol  ? 400 amsl 46°01′00″N 11°38′00″E / 46.01667°N 11.63333°E / 46.01667; 11.63333
Grotta azzurra.jpg Blue Grotto Anacapri (NA) Campania  ? 0 amsl 40°33′38″N 14°12′17″E / 40.56056°N 14.20472°E / 40.56056; 14.20472
Grotte di Borgio Verezzi-interno.jpg Borgio Verezzi Borgio Verezzi (SV) Liguria  ? 200 amsl 44°9′35.26″N 8°18′19.16″E / 44.1597944°N 8.3053222°E / 44.1597944; 8.3053222
Grotte del bue marino dorgali o.jpg Bue Marino Dorgali [2] (NU) Sardinia  ? 0 amsl 40°17′00″N 09°38′00″E / 40.28333°N 9.63333°E / 40.28333; 9.63333
Castelcivita (Caves-1).jpg Castelcivita Castelcivita (SA) Campania 3 km 94 amsl 40°28′00″N 15°13′00″E / 40.46667°N 15.21667°E / 40.46667; 15.21667
Grotte Castellana (5).jpg Castellana Castellana Grotte (BA) Apulia 3 km 290 amsl 40°52′32″N 17°08′59″E / 40.87556°N 17.14972°E / 40.87556; 17.14972
Grotte del Cavallone 08 (RaBoe).jpg Cavallone Lama dei Peligni (CH)
Taranta Peligna (CH)
Abruzzo 1 km 1,300 amsl 42°01′00″N 14°10′00″E / 42.01667°N 14.16667°E / 42.01667; 14.16667
0448 - Siracusa - Orecchio di DIoniso - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto, 21-May-2008.jpg Ear of Dionysius Syracuse (SR) Sicily 0,06 km
(65 m)
400 amsl 37°04′00″N 15°16′00″E / 37.06667°N 15.26667°E / 37.06667; 15.26667
Genga04.jpg Frasassi Genga (AN) Marche 5 km 300 amsl 43°25′50″N 12°56′09″E / 43.43056°N 12.93583°E / 43.43056; 12.93583
GrottaGelo2.JPG Gelo Randazzo (CT) Sicily  ? 2,043 amsl 37°48′22″N 14°58′00″E / 37.80611°N 14.96667°E / 37.80611; 14.96667
Grotta Gigante.jpg Giant Sgonico (TS) Friuli-V.G. 0,28 km
(280 m)
265 amsl 40°19′12″N 09°36′01″E / 40.32000°N 9.60028°E / 40.32000; 9.60028
No free image.svg Giusti Monsummano Terme (PT) Tuscany 0,20 km
(200 m)
570 amsl 43°52′00″N 10°49′57″E / 43.86667°N 10.83250°E / 43.86667; 10.83250
Grotta di ispinigoli.jpg Ispinigoli Dorgali (NU) Sardinia  ? 1,300 amsl 40°18′00″N 09°35′00″E / 40.30000°N 9.58333°E / 40.30000; 9.58333
No free image.svg Is Zuddas Santadi (CI) Sardinia  ? 0 amsl 39°03′36″N 08°25′49″E / 39.06000°N 8.43028°E / 39.06000; 8.43028
No free image.svg Lauro Alcara li Fusi (ME) Sicily  ? 1,068 amsl 38°01′00″N 14°42′00″E / 38.01667°N 14.70000°E / 38.01667; 14.70000
No free image.svg Maona Montecatini Terme (PT) Tuscany 0,20 km
(200 m)
255 amsl 43°54′02″N 10°46′37″E / 43.90056°N 10.77694°E / 43.90056; 10.77694
Grotta di nettuno sardinien.jpg Neptune Alghero (SS) Sardinia  ? 5 amsl 40°33′39″N 08°09′50″E / 40.56083°N 8.16389°E / 40.56083; 8.16389
Belvedere della Grotta di Nereo.jpg Nereo Alghero (SS) Sardinia  ? 0 amsl 40°33′39″N 08°09′50″E / 40.56083°N 8.16389°E / 40.56083; 8.16389
No free image.svg Paglicci Rignano Garganico (FG) Apulia  ? 590 amsl 41°40′00″N 15°34′00″E / 41.66667°N 15.56667°E / 41.66667; 15.56667
No free image.svg Pastena Pastena (FR) Lazio  ? 310 amsl 41°30′00″N 13°28′00″E / 41.50000°N 13.46667°E / 41.50000; 13.46667
IngressoDiaol.JPG Patone Arco (TN) Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol  ? 300 amsl 45°55′00″N 10°52′00″E / 45.91667°N 10.86667°E / 45.91667; 10.86667
PERTOSA (Caves-1).JPG Pertosa Pertosa (SA) Campania 3 km 263 amsl 40°33′00″N 15°28′00″E / 40.55000°N 15.46667°E / 40.55000; 15.46667
SanGiovanniNord.jpg San Giovanni Domusnovas (CI) Sardinia 2 km 150 amsl 39°20′13″N 08°37′40″E / 39.33694°N 8.62778°E / 39.33694; 8.62778
No free image.svg Smeraldo Conca dei Marini (SA) Campania  ? 0 amsl 40°36′54″N 14°34′01″E / 40.6150°N 14.5670°E / 40.6150; 14.5670 (Grotta dello Smeraldo)
No free image.svg Su Mannau Fluminimaggiore (CI) Sardinia  ? 256 amsl 39°26′00″N 08°30′00″E / 39.43333°N 8.50000°E / 39.43333; 8.50000
No free image.svg Su Marmuri Ulassai (OG) Sardinia  ? 775 amsl 39°49′36″N 09°30′00″E / 39.82667°N 9.50000°E / 39.82667; 9.50000
Tiscali inside.jpg Tiscali Oliena (NU)
Dorgali (NU)
Sardinia  ? 500 amsl 40°14′30″N 09°29′30″E / 40.24167°N 9.49167°E / 40.24167; 9.49167
Grotte di Toirano (44).JPG Toirano Toirano (SV) Liguria 2 km 50 amsl 44°07′00″N 08°13′00″E / 44.11667°N 8.21667°E / 44.11667; 8.21667
No free image.svg Trullo Putignano (BA) Apulia  ? 375 amsl 40°51′25″N 17°06′36″E / 40.85694°N 17.11000°E / 40.85694; 17.11000
No free image.svg Villanova Lusevera [3] (UD)
Nimis (UD)
Friuli-V.G. 4 km 500 amsl 46°16′00″N 06°16′00″E / 46.26667°N 6.26667°E / 46.26667; 6.26667
Grottadelvento flickr02.jpg Wind Vergemoli (LU) Tuscany 4,5 km 650 amsl 44°03′00″N 10°22′00″E / 44.05000°N 10.36667°E / 44.05000; 10.36667
No free image.svg Zelbio Zelbio (CO) Lombardy  ? 900 amsl 45°54′00″N 09°11′00″E / 45.90000°N 9.18333°E / 45.90000; 9.18333

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Singular : Grotta
  2. ^ The entrance is close to the hamlet of Cala Gonone
  3. ^ The entrance is in the hamlet of Villanova delle Grotte

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