Grotte di Rescia

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Location: Rescia Località: 22010 Claino Con Osteno (CO).
Rescia, Claino con Osteno, south of Porlezza.
(46.01425303610393, 9.10646109658268)
Open: Summer Mon-Fri 14-17:30, Sat 11-12:30, 14-17:30, Sun 10:45-12:30, 14-17:30.
Fee: Adults EUR 7, Children (11-18) EUR 5, Children (3-10) EUR 3, Children (0-2) free, Seniors (65+) EUR 5, Disabled EUR 3, Family (2+2) EUR 18.
Groups (25+): price upon request.
Classification: SpeleologyPrimary cave SpeleologyTufa cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided, D=40 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Grotte di Rescia, Camping Grotte Di Rescia, Via Porlezza, 63, 22010 Claino con Osteno, Tel: +39-03349-228491, Cell: +39-03355-445696, Fax: +39-03447-2520. E-mail: contact
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The Grotte di Rescia are rare tufa caves, primary caves which were formed during the deposition of limestone from a limestone-rich spring. They are located at the shores of the Lake of Lugano, on the Italian side. Here a gorge brings water into the lake, the brook forms waterfalls and is very limestone rich, as it originates from a karst spring uphills. The cascata di S.Giulia is also worth a visit.

Rescia is a small village which belongs to Osteno. This side of the lake is rather steep, and there is no land for building a town, except at this place. The debris from the gorge forms a fan of sediments, creating a semicircular platform, protruding into the lake.