Antica Cava di Ornavasso, Ornavasso

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#6 of 13 in Nature in Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola
A cave near Lake Maggiore, Antica Cava di Ornavasso attracts visitors to its Santa Claus display. Take your children here to walk through the tunnels to Santa’s workshop. Take a train ride to a flea market and a picturesque church. Put Antica Cava di Ornavasso at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ornavasso planning site .
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  • We visited the village of Santa Claus in December 2017: experience that we will repeat, in my opinion it's not worth it. Or rather, maybe just a couple of hours for a ride in the village, with some interesting sights and events; for the rest, both the cave and the old quarry are a disappointment: in addition to the entrance to the village, you must also pay a small train that takes you inside a cave that eventually is a hole at the bottom of which there is nothing; to visit the "quarry" or Santa's Grotto a row ending in the cold, then getting 300 meter walk into a tunnel that leads to a great cave set out with Christmas decorations and a throne on which sits Santa Claus and with whom (subject to additional Kings row) it takes a picture, too, of course.
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  • You go through a long tunnel and reach in the quarry, where you can admire the marble with all his veins. The quarry is lit with colored lights that make it even more attractive. Let them tell the guardian her story: I will make it even more interesting. Within walking distance you can reach the sanctuary of the Madonna del Bodden. To visit
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  • Very well organized, nice family outing with little ones who blast. It is true all you pay but there are many people who work and do their best to make your day. Souvenir photo with Santa, good boy, different trains and the friendliness and hospitality of the people in charge, which is not always obvious! Finally, what about the spectacle of magic and illusions: a true wonder. Engaging and original. Well done!
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