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Grotte del Cavallone, Abruzzo

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The Grotta del Cavallone, also known as the Grotta della Figlia di Jorio, is a cave located near Lama dei Peligni, in the province of Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy. It is open during the warmer months; an admission fee is charged.OverviewThe cave lies within the mountains of the Majella National Park, and is accessed via cable car. The cave is 10–20 meters wide and nearly the same height throughout, with numerous speleothems including stalagmites, flowstone, and rimstone pools. It has electric lighting with rough paths, concrete steps, and iron bridges.Gabriele D'Annunzio employed the cave in the first act of his tragedy "La figlia di Iorio".
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  • I've decided to write this review in english because I've noticed there are just a few details here on tripadvisor for foreign tourists. The access to the caves is either through a cable way (mind thi...  more »
  • The experience of the Grotte del Cavallone includes a steep climb in a little green cage up the mountain, and a significant hike up to the mouth of the caves. Be prepared with comfortable clothes and ...  more »
  • I was in the Grotte about 40 years ago, as a teenager, when there was no cable-way and we walked all the way up... I wanted to repeat the experience and, I am happy to say, I found it as exciting as t...  more »