Grotta di Su Mannau

Grotta di Su Mannau information

The Iglesiente , Italy
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adult/reduced €10/6
Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm Easter-Jun, to 6.30pm Jul-Oct
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A few kilometres south of Fluminimaggiore, this is the largest cave system of its sort so far discovered in the Iglesiente. The standard 50-minute tour passes through several lake chambers and the Archaeological Room , so-called because it's thought to have once housed a water temple. Finally you'll reach the Pozzo Rodriguez (Rodriguez Well), home to an impressive 8m column, formed by a stalagmite and stalactite fusing together.

More exciting cave tours are also possible, taking in dramatic chambers like the White Room and the opalescent waters of the Pensile Lake . A six- to -eight-hour tour leads to the cave's crowning glory, the Virgin Room , where you can admire wonderful aragonites and snow-white slopes of solidified calcium.

These excursions (from €40 to €80 per person) need to be organised in advance.