Grotte di Stiffe, San Demetrio ne' Vestini

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#2 of 185 in Parks in Abruzzo
Accessible only by guided tour, Grotte di Stiffe is a complex of caves formed by centuries of dripping and flowing water. Listen to the murmur of the streams that pass through the caves, wander past stalactites and stalagmites, and inspect the results of erosion and corrosion over time in the complex rock formations. Be prepared for a long walk with lots of steps. Even if it is warm outside, don’t forget to bring an extra layer, as the caves remain at a constant 10 C (50 F) year-round. Due to unpredictable weather conditions between November and April, it is advisable to call ahead during this period to assure that tours are available. Use our San Demetrio ne' Vestini route builder tool to arrange your visit to Grotte di Stiffe and other attractions in San Demetrio ne' Vestini.
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  • Beautiful and exciting. 1 hour of guided between stalactites, stalagmites and huge waterfalls.
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  • I went back after 23 years. And the charm is still the same! Totally recommended
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  • Hiking really exciting, thrilling. Among other things, the swollen River in winter makes the falls even more thunderous and spectacular Interior. The Guide, a young, very helpful, prepared and engaging. The route is not very long (just the last 700 m of the trip), but it's certainly worth it. Suitable for children from 7 years upwards. Essential CAP and shoes tightly closed and with good grip.
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  • Awesome caves. Absolutely worth it
  • I went on the guided cave tour with a very informative guide. It was a little unclear that you had to get a bus up to the caves after buying your ticket but the trip was fine. The tickets were 10 euros and there is a nice shop and cafe in the ticket / parking area. Please note the tour is all in Italian but it all about the caves really!
  • great place and amazing experience going deep beneath the earth's surface! thanks to "travel abruzzo" we found a nice lodging near the place and had the best 3 days off in the last 10 years !
  • Yet another carsic cave. Really very nice cave. It's a good experience.
  • The site indicates tours are only in Italian, but our guide was kind enough to provide descriptions in English as well!
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