Trip Planner: Europe / Italy / Abruzzo / Province of L'Aquila / San Demetrio ne' Vestini / Nature / Grotte di Stiffe
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. Put Grotte di Stiffe into our San Demetrio ne' Vestini travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Wonderful place that you can feel peace of mind , as you can take lot of pics , cost of entry 10 euro, we went their by our driver from hotel cost each person 50 euro but stayed with us all the day, b... more »
Passeggiata guidata molto interessante in un paesaggio davvero fantastico peccato duri solo 50 minuti. Dopo aver preso il biglietto siamo tornati in macchina e ci siamo diretti verso la grotta che dis... more »Very interesting guided walk in a really fantastic landscape Sin lasts only 50 minutes. After taking the ticket we got back in the car and we headed to the cave which is only a few minutes from the ticket office. The entrance to the cave is located 100 meters from the car park where there were two girls very courteous waiting for us. Checked the tickets and given the early indications we headed towards the cave together with our guide. Inside we found very few bats, the temperature at 10° c, high humidity and a beautiful landscape that I recommend to visit. The ticket price is 10 €.
un piccolo .itinerario nelle viscere della roccia con fiume sotterraneo e cascate mozzafiato.Luogo molto suggestivo e ben illuminato.il tutto con guida cortese e gentieNon avrei mai immaginato un post... more »a small underground river in the bowels of the rock with itinerary and breathtaking waterfalls. Very impressive and well illuminato.il everything with guide courteous and gentieNon could never have imagined a place so just a few km from l'aquila. Deserves more pubblcita. local media. The cost of the entrance and is appropriate to the service. Nearby you can dine well with 13 euros per person. Tour to be redone with friends
The Grotto is a lovely guided tour through the areas ancient caves, and provides an easy, yet educational and gorgeous, introduction to caves.
Giovanna Di Pietro
Giuseppe RenziBeautiful caves that run along a route followed by a river. Winter and summer temperature of 10° so bring a jacket, humidity is truly remarkable. Generally are not as spectacular as other caves, like the caves of frasassi. But the sympathy of the guides is remarkable. The round trip takes about 40 minutes.
Andrea BarzantiThe Stiffe caves in the province of L'Aquila are beautiful caves only with guided tour of approximately 70 minutes. The entrance is reached within a few minutes by shuttle bus takes you from the parking lot further downstream where obviously you can comfortably Park your car and make tickets because ticket office is next to the car park and not at the entrance of the caves. The visit is interesting through various special rooms from quiet room to room 25 meters high waterfall. The internal temperature is about 10 degrees so if you want to bring something to cover you. For lovers of Canyoning appointment you can experience in the cave itself. All information is available at the ticket office.
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