Calore Valley, Salerno, Campania.
A few km west of the centre of Castelcivita town.
Autostrada A3 SA-RC uscita Battipaglia, SS 18 uscita Capaccio Scalo, bivio per Roccadaspide, bivio per Castelcivita.
16-MAR to SEP daily 10:30, 12, 13:30, 15, 16:30, 18.
OCT to 15-MAR daily 10:30, 12, 13:30, 15.
Adults EUR 10, Children (6-12) EUR 8, Children (0-5) free, Disabled free.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 8, School Pupils EUR 6.
Spelunking tours: per Person EUR 25.
|Classification:||Karst cave. Upper Cretacious|
|Dimension:||L=4,800m, VR=52m, A=94m asl..|
Grotta di Castelcivita S r l, via A Moro, Piazza Umberto I , 84020 Castelcivita (SA), Tel: +39-082-975524, Fax: +39-082-975524.
Tourist office Castelcivita: Tel: +39-082-8772397, Fax: +39-082-8772397.
Comune di Castelcivita (City of Castelcivita), Tel: +39-082-8975009, Fax: +39-082-8975486.
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:56:20 $|
|19th cty||first explorations.|
|1972||archaeologic remains discovered at the entrance.|
Grotta di Castelcivita is a horizontal cave with many formations. It is also an important prehistoric site. The huge entrance at the floor of a lovely valley was inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic Era, about 40,000 years ago. The cave is located a few kilometers from the medieval town Castelcivita, which was built high on a hill like a fortification. The cave of Castelcivita has also been called Grotte del Diavolo (Devils Cave), Grotte di Spartaco (Cave of Spartacus) and Grotte Principe di Piemont (Cave of the Prince of Piemont).
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