Esplored for the first time in 1932 by the Speleology Group headed by Ermenegildo Zanchi, these were the first tourist caves in Italy (1939).
The Grotte delle Meraviglie cave complex is relatively limited in size but of considerable interest for an understanding of the geological processes leading to the formation of such caves and for the karstic phenomena that they contain in such significant quantities.
A complex of ancient tunnels in irregular circular shapes come out into magnificent grottoes.
The most spectacular of these is the Labrinto (Büs de la Marta) cave which consists of a large cave with an extremely high vault embellished with a huge range of limestone decorations. Stalagmites of various sizes meet stalactites half way making up a series of columns.
This extremely interesting and appropriately lit cave makes a visit a pleasant and stimulating experience. Management of the site has been the task of the Grotte delle Meraviglie speleology group for some years now and the group is responsible for ongoing study in the caves and regulates behaviour and visits to the caves.
SUMMER 2021 OPENING CALENDAR
This year the season will begin on June 20th in accordance with the covid protocols.
The entrance will be for groups of 8 people only with shifts ONLY by reservation on the site grottedellemeraviglie.com, you must come equipped with a mask and respect the protocol anti covid19. During these days the time of the excursions is from 14.30 to 17.00 according to the pre-established shifts. The visit to the caves takes about 45 minutes.
To book other dates for groups or schools call 366-4541598 (evening hours)
or write via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sportswear and non-slip shoes are recommended.
Temperature inside the caves 12°C.
Length of visit 45 minutes.
With the Caves of Wonders, tourists can approach the geological world by visiting a masterpiece of nature a few kilometers from Bergamo in Zogno in the Brembana Valley.
Specifically, the opening days are:
June 20, 26, 27;
July 10, 11, 24, 25;
August 7, 8, 28, 29;
September 4, 5, 18, 19.
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