Frasassi Caves, Ancona

The Frasassi caves are caves, karst groundwater, which are located within the Regional Natural Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi in the municipality of Genga in th province of Ancona .

The caves opened to the public on the 1st September 1974, and are now a major tourist attraction in Marche, it is estimated that there have been 12 million visitors to the caves since they opened.

Within the karst caves you can admire the natural sculptures formed by layers of limestone over 190 million years thanks to the work of water and rock. The water flowing on the limestone dissolves small amounts of limestone and fall to the ground during a trickle that has lasted thousands of years, the deposit and form large concretions and sometimes strange shapes. These are divided intostalagmites (which grow columns progressing from bottom to top) and stalactites (hanging from the ceiling instead of the cavity).

The shapes and dimensions of these works have stimulated the imagination of the natural cave explorers, who discovered after they were “baptized” calling them in a curious way, among the stalactites and stalagmites most famous are: the “Giants”, the “Camel” and the “Dromedary”, l ‘”Bear”, the “Madonna”, the “Sword of Damocles” (stalactite 7.40 m high and 150 cm in diameter), “Niagara Falls”, the “slice of bacon “and” slice of bacon, “l ‘” Obelisk “(15m high stalagmite in the middle of the room 200), the” Organ Pipes “(conical-lamellar concretions that resonate when struck), the” Witches’ Castle. ”

Inside the caves there are also ponds where the water stagnates and the trickle of “wells” deep cylindrical cavities up to 25 meters that can collect water and channel it into karst plains below.

Official Website: www.frasassi.com

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