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4 Caves to explore in Sardinia

Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.

Grotta del Bue Marino
Grotta del Bue Marino08022 Cala Gonone, Province of Nuoro, Italy

The Bue Marino caves are coastal caves located in the territory of the municipality of Dorgali on the eastern coast of Sardinia. They owe their name from the Sardinian name of the monk seal, a marine mammal believed to have disappeared from the area due to excessive anthropogenic pressure. More than 20 kilometers long, after a common entrance, the cave branches out into three distinct sections: the north branch, the middle branch, and the south branch.

Grotta di Ispinigoli
Grotta di IspinigoliLocalità Ispinigoli, 08022 Dorgali NU, Italy

The Grotta di Ispinigoli is a karst cave in the Supramonte range, near Dorgali, Sardinia, Italy. The cave hides inside a stalagmite column about 38 meters high, which connects the vault with the floor of the cave itself. The remarkable hall has a depth of 35 meters, a diameter of c / a 80 meters. The base, where the visitable path insists, is occupied by collapsed rocks originating from normal geo-evolutionary processes.

Grotta Su Marmuri
Grotta Su MarmuriPiazzale Grotte sui Marmuri, 08040 Ulassai NU, Italy

The cave of Su Marmuri, is located in the territory of the municipality of Ulassai , in the barbaricina subregion of Ogliastra , in central-eastern Sardinia , under the characteristic heel of the town itself, it is considered among the most imposing of Europe. Peculiarities of the cave are the imposing rooms with a very high vault, the numerous calcite concretions , grandiose stalactites , stalagmites and columns.

Neptune's Grotto
Neptune's Grotto07041 Province of Sassari, Italy

Neptune's Grotto is a stalactite cave near the town of Alghero on the island of Sardinia, Italy. The cave was discovered by local fishermen in the 18th century and has since developed into a popular tourist attraction. The grotto gets its name from the Roman god of the sea, Neptune. The grotto was formed about two million years ago: inside, you will see rooms with astounding karst formations, a white sandy beach and a huge underground lake.

Map of Caves to explore in Sardinia