Toirano Caves

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Grotte di Toirano
(Toirano Caves)
Grotte di Toirano (44).JPG
Interior view
Map showing the location of Grotte di Toirano  (Toirano Caves)
Map showing the location of Grotte di Toirano  (Toirano Caves)
Location of the caves in Italy
Location Italy Toirano
(SV, Liguria, Italy)
Coordinates 44°8′9.6″N 8°12′3.6″E / 44.136000°N 8.201000°E / 44.136000; 8.201000Coordinates: 44°8′9.6″N 8°12′3.6″E / 44.136000°N 8.201000°E / 44.136000; 8.201000
Length 2,000 m
Altitude 50 m
Discovery 1950
Geology Karst cave
Entrances 1
Access Public
Show cave opened 1953
Show cave length ?
Website Official website

The Toirano Caves (Italian: Grotte di Toirano) are a remarkable karst cave system located in the municipality of Toirano, in the province of Savona, Liguria. They are some remarkable show caves of Italy and one of the most notables of the region.

Overview[edit]

The area is situated close to the town of Toirano and few kilometers to the Ligurian Ponente Riviera. The exit "Borghetto Santo Spirito" of A10 motorway is 5 km far from the caves. One of the most important caves is "Basura", discovered in 1950,[1] and shelter of the Cave bear (Ursus spelaeus).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) Infos on toiranogrotte.it (click on Storia e Scienza section)

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