Grotta del Romito, Papasidero

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  • August 17, 2017
    On holiday in the area for rafting, we wanted to visit the site that, pleasantly, was no surprise. In addition to the most famous graffiti, it was interesting to see the excavation system brought forward; the various layers (up to almost 20,000 years ago) up to 9 meters, with "letters-layer" left by archaeologists. The site is stuck under a rock. Superb Ms explaining in great detail and passion whatever you can see (and the rest). Recommend to visit in the afternoon and then stopping to dine in (only) mail trattoria directly opposite the site, on the road.
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  • August 16, 2017
    An archaeological site relevant and well maintained. Well worth a visit. Amazing engraving on rocks.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A magnificent experience. How many hidden things of Calabria, too little-publicized. The site is beautiful and interesting, since the engraving of the aurochs, old razz, the many artifacts dating back more than 15,000 years ago. Amazing the passion demonstrated by the lady who escorted us to visit emostrato the incredible beauty of the place.
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  • Interesting, not too "touristy" - got a private tour by some enthusiastic lady, fascinating too see the excavations ongoing - and cool to see some sleeping bats in the caves. Nice place to visit for sure.
  • Amazing place for children and adults. Inside the cave you can admire a rock engraving dating to 17,000 years ago. The guide who drove us has managed to capture the attention of children. €4 to head well spent.
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  • Great place typical Calabrian cuisine cared staff ... is like being at home!
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  • It's worth it. Amazing place worldwide.
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  • A beautiful place, nature and cultural value. The entry you pay 5 euros, but it deserves. Interesting and very well made the teaching room so there's enough to read, but you don't get to "too much" and anyway the summary is excellent. The kind lady who acts as a guide is helpful and courteous, but above all it is passionate about the subject and well prepared. The engraving of the aurochs (Bos primigenius) which made famous the cave was impressed beyond expectations. In particular for the dynamism of the stroke, which is drawing level with detail but that is not a scratch on the surface, but a nice deep (see picture). Very interesting are also the two double burials of about 10,000 years ago, each with two individuals buried together, embraced. What you see on the site is the cast resin (see photo). The two are embraced in affectionate attitude. It is certain that they died at the same time, there is a suspicion that one of them didn't want to survive to the next, or that it was a suicide/murder ritual. Does it reflect the fact that they had around 25 years (for the times were in full maturity: over the 30-35 years came in a few), but suffered from almost every possible bone diseases: deforming arthrosis, osteoporosis, rickets and other strong. The civilization some benefit brought him!! Fascinating natural environment around the cave, in addition to the cave itself, small but rich in stalagmites and stalactites.
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