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Frasassi Caves (Grotte di Frasassi), Genga

Visit the largest underground cave in Europe during your Italian vacation


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This underground attraction is located in the small town of Genga, in the province of Ancona. The Frasassi caves are a part of the Natural Regional Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi. You will be fascinated by the different types of stalagmites, stalactites, rocks, tunnels, and minerals. There are plenty of rooms to explore in these caves, namely Ancona Abyss, Cave of the Winds, Room 200, the White Room, the Bear Room, the Hall of Candles, etc. Each room is unique and worth seeing, but the most charming is probably the Hall of Candles. It is a super sweet and tiny place, where circular stalagmites look like candles on a saucer.

You can visit the Frasassi caves any time of the year, but it can be packed inside during the summer months, making your visit rushed. Keep in mind that the tourist entrance and exit are in the same place, so travelling groups always come across each other. Therefore, September through May is the best time to visit the caves. During wintertime, it is much calmer and not as crowded inside. It doesn't matter what time of year you plan to visit the Frasassi caves, it's always good to wear a warm jacket because it's chilly inside. And don't forget your comfortable shoes!

All tours require a professional guide that will show you all the beauty of the caves. There are two routes available with different difficulty levels: blue and red. The blue route is suitable for everyone and involves easy climbing and natural slides. The red route is more adventurous and can be quite challenging with slippery climbs, jumps, and crawling through tunnels.

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