|Location:||In Borgio Verezzi, at the Mediteranean Sea near Genova. A10 Genova-Ventimiglia, 30 km from Genova, exit casello di Finale Ligure. SS1 Aurelia 3 km to Borgio Verezzi. Signposted.|
JUN to SEP daily 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 15:20, 16:20, 17:20.
OCT to MAY Tue-Sun, Hol 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 15, 16, 17.
Closed on 25-DEC, 01-JAN.
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Dimension:||L=5000 m, T=16 °C.|
|Guided tours:||L=800 m, D=60 min.|
|Address:||Grotte Di Borgio Verezzi, I-17022 Borgio Verezzi, (Savona), Tel: +39-019-610150, Fax: +39-019-610150. E-mail:|
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|1933||discovered by three boys from Verezzi.|
|1951||first explored by Giovanni Dentella and the Gruppo Speleologico Ingauno.|
|1970||opened to the public.|
The Grotte di Borgio Verezzi, the caves of Borgio Verezzi, are named after the town Borgio Verezzi. The cave entrance is the swallow hole of the Rio Battorezza, and so it was rather simple for three boys to find the cave entrance just by following the dry stream bed in summer 1933. Lillo, Tito and Valentino entered the first part of the cave. They had a lot to tell afterwards.
The first speleological exploration was made by Giovanni Dentella from the Gruppo Speleologico Ingauno in 1951. Those scientific explorations finally revealed the size and beauty of the cave, and led to the development as a show cave. The pathways were built with great care, to avoid disturbance of the cave environment. This is rather rare for show cave development at this time and obviously a result of the participation of speleologists.