Grotta di Ispinigoli, Dorgali

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#2 of 10 in Nature in Province of Nuoro
Grotta di Ispinigoli houses a 38 m (125 ft) column, the tallest in Europe and one of the tallest in the world. Enter the cave through the immense chamber to admire this large stalactite-stalagmite compound, juxtaposed against smaller stalagmite clusters throughout. This karstic grotto also includes the Abyss of the Virgins, a deep hole leading to a 12 km (7.5 mi) series of caves, where human bones and jewelry dating back to the Bronze Age were found. Plan trip to Dorgali with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Being around you couldn't do anything but return to witness this spectacle of nature. Certainly this visit will leave you breathless. The stalactite is something mighty column, connecting the bottom of the cave until his time. great guides. Unique show.
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  • Gorgeous cave with stalagmite 38 metres Europe's highest formidable glance at the entrance which opens onto a deep crater
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  • Impressive the immense cave, shivering from the descent on a suspended staircase and charming history of discovery
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  • Fantastic Limestone cave. The cave is a large space with an impressive 37 meter limestone column 36 meters of which was the Stalagmite portion! The tours start on the hour roughly so arrive shortly before to avoid waiting around. We spent about 45 minutes in the cave climbing up and down the 280 steps and walking around the loop at the bottom looking at the different limestone formations. The talk was informative for the beginner geologist and gave a good idea of the timescales involved in the development of the cave. I would definitely recommend making the effort to attend.
  • Great cave to discover. The visits are at hour mainly because they close the lights every hour for 20 minutes to protect its ornaments, the stalagmites and stalagmites. The visit is both in Italian and English. It has the tallest column (when the stalagmites join the stalagmites) of Europe, 37 meters (36 of it is formed of stalagmites). The cave and all it’s galleries are still to be explored. To date 17km have been explorer. The ticket of 8 € (adult) gives you a free visit of the archeological museum in Dorgali (15 minutes away). The is a hotel-restaurant near buy. I would advise to take a coffee or having lunch. The view is spectacular and the food is incredible.
  • Home to Europe's largest stalagmite and about 500 steps, it is a real sight to behold. In summer there are guided tours every hour, that take about 30 minutes, with a brief explanation about how the stalagmite in the cave are formed, both in English and Italian. There isn't really much more to see. I think 8 euros entrance fee is a bit much for a cave like this. Photography and video recording are strictly forbidden inside the cave.
  • Interesting and quite spectacular stalagmites and stalagtites. Be warned - there are a lot of stairs to descend, and then climb.
  • Worth seeing just for that one 37 meter column - stalagnate. Very impressive. Pity it is not allowed to take any photos inside.
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