Neptune’s Grotto is a stalactite cave near the town of Alghero on the island of Sardinia, Italy. The cave was discovered by local fishermen in the 18th century and has since developed into a popular tourist attraction. The grotto gets its name from the Roman god of the sea, Neptune.
The entrance to the grotto lies only around a metre above the sea level at the foot of the 110-metre-high Capo Caccia cliffs and the cave can therefore only be visited when the waters below are calm. A stairway cut into the cliff in 1954, the 654-step escala del cabirol, leads from a car park at the top of the cliff down to the entrance. Tourists visiting Neptune’s Grotto are given guided tours and led single-file through a lit pathway.
The island of Sardinia has a cuisine all of it’s own and bears little resemblance to the tomato sauces of mainland Italy. Although being an island and therefore seafood plays an important part in the cuisine, it is also an island of shepherds and lamb features strongly in most of the island dishes.
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