Grotta Tanella

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Location: Starting point: Piazza san Marco, Pai di Sopra, Commune di Torri di Benaco, VR. East shore of Lake Garda. (N 79 V/VR)
Open: Tanella Caving:
Mid-APR to APR Sat 9, 11:30, 15:30.
MAY Thu, Sat 9, 11:30, 15:30.
JUN to mid-JUN Thu-Sat 9, 11:30, 15:30.
Mid-JUN to JUN Wed-Sat 9, 11:30, 15:30.
JUL to AUG Wed-Sat 9, 11:30, 15:30, 16:30.
SEP to mid-SEP Wed-Sat 9, 11:30, 15:30.
Mid-SEP to SEP Sat Sun 9, 11:30, 15:30.
Tanella Exploring:
JUL to AUG Wed-Sat 9:30.
Fee: Tanella Caving: Adults EUR 9, Children (5-12) EUR 3, Children (0-4) free.
Tanella Exploring: Adults EUR 15, Children (5-12) EUR 4, Children (0-4) free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: helmets with headlamps provided.
Dimension: L=400 m.
Guided tours: Tanella Caving: D=30 min hike, D=40 min cave.
Tanella Exploring: D=2 h hike, D=40 min cave.
Max. 12 people.
Address: Grotta Tanella, Pai di Sopra, Tel: +39-340-9631510, +39-340-7661116. E-mail: contact
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The cave Grotta Tanella is a small semi-wild show cave located at the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the small village Pai di Sopra, which belongs to Torri di Benaco.

Regular tours are offered on a rather complex schedule during the summer months. There is a trail and railings, but no electric light, and the trail is sometimes a little rough. Sturdy boots or sneakers and appropriate clothes, like trekking clothes or sports clothes are required. The cave is rather cool, so a jacket is also recommended. Helmets and headlamps are provided by the guide. Visitors should be able to walk some distance and climb rather steep ascends.

Two different tours are offerd, which both include a 40 min cave visit. Tanella Caving includes a 30 min walk directly to the cave, Tanella Exploring extends the hike to two hours showing natural and historic beauties of the surrounding nature park. The tours are guided by Biosphaera's naturalistic guides, members of the Veneto Region Naturalistic-Environmental Guides, or members of the Italian Association of the Naturalistic Excursionistic Guides (AIGAE).