Cento Pozzi

Hundred Fountains - One Hundred Pools

Useful Information

Location: Rignano Garganico territory.
A14 exit San Severo, follow S272 west to San Marco in Lamis, turn right on SP22 to Rignano Garganico. Between San Marco in Lamis and Rignano Garganico. From Rignano Garganico towards San Marco in Lamis, 1.5km after the last houses turn left on single lane gravel road. Keep right until you reach a gate. Follow road by foot into the doline.
(41°42'0.84"N, 15°35'49.86"E)
Open: no restrictions [2001]
Fee: free [2001]
Classification: dolina, karst spring, cutini.
Light: n/a
Guided tours: n/a
Address: Ente Parco Nazionale del Gargano (National Park of the Gargano), Via S. Antonio Abate, 121, 71037 - Monte Sant'Angelo (Fg), Tel: +39-0884-568929, E-mail: contact
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The dolina Cento Pozzi is perhaps the most impressive karst feature of the Gargano. It is a huge doline with numerous cutini (waterfilled doline) on the floor. The diameters of those pots range from a few dozen centimeters to several dozen meters. But although there are many of those small dolines, we guess they are less than one hundred.

The whole ensemble is an extraordinary structure, as it is rather uncommon to find small dolines inside of big oones In general the doline collapses, and then the floor is covered by a thick layer of clay and earth, which is deposited by rainwater. In this case subsequent collapses inside the huge doline created a great number of of small post,