Area Archeologica di Cava d'Ispica, Modica

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  • Find this place is not so simple. The road from Ispiki to Modica, almost 4 km to the latest you need to turn right, and it seems that nothing further will be gone, village and all, but need to pass 5-6 km, come down from the mountains and you are spot on. Unusual creation of nature-Karst Gorge Kava d'Ispika, i.e. the Valley of the river of the same name. Archaeologists have found prehistoric and early Christian burial here, dwelling caves in the rocks and ruins of Byzantine cave churches. Partially preserved in these caves even frescoes. There is an interesting two-storeyed cave, closer to the top. Tourists are few. Entry 4 euros.
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  • This is an interesting site of cave dwellings, churches, graves and even gyms. Having already visited the nearby watermill, and seen the artifacts in the old cave home there, it was easier to imagine ...  more »
  • I visited the Manger After reading the comments of people who have visited and my wife and I were very impressed by both the Organization and also on the accuracy of the characters. A true spectacle not to be missed even if it means making a lot of line!
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  • We went to Cava di Ispica this morning intending to walk the 13 klm valley that stretches from Modica to Ispica. The start of the walk is not properly sign posted and the path itself is very rough boulders almost impossible to walk on. We tried it for 30 minutes and gave up. Piles of rubbish here and there added to the unpleasant experience.
  • 4€ tickets and half the park is closed. No signs, no explanations. Not worth really worth it. But the larderia snd other caves really do have something to them.
  • One of the most unpleasant experiences I've ever had. The whole site is dirty and unsafe. There are no signs but you can find plenty of trash. The only sign you'll find everywhere is the one saying that you're not supposed to hold on to the handrails because it's dangerous. A total waste of time and money.
  • Interesting archeological area.
  • Interesting to see some of the caves and to ponder what it was like to carve out those rooms and live in them. The descriptions on the signs were somewhat informative, the trails were in poorly maintained condition getting overrun by weeds and the area you are able to visit is pretty small compared to the length of the valley. If it were along the way i'd probably stop but certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

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