List of caves in Italy

The following article shows a list of caves in Italy.


Main concentration of Italian caves (Italian : Grotte [1]) is close to the Alps and the Apennine Mountains, principally due to karst.

The main Italian touristic caves are Castellana and Frasassi. Other notable show caves are Pertosa, the Wind Cave, the Giant Cave, Castelcivita, Villanova, Toirano and Pastena.


The caves are listed by alphabetical order and there are shown the main touristic caves and other notable (ex.: archaeological or paleontological) underground voids.

Image Name Municipality Region Length Elevation Coordinates
Addaura Palermo (PA) Sicily ? 70 metres (230 ft) 38°11′13″N 13°21′02″E
Arene Candide Finale Ligure (SV) Liguria ? 90 amsl 44°9′42.48″N 8°19′35.04″E
Antro del Corchia Stazzema (LU) Tuscany ? 600 amsl 44°00′00″N 10°19′00″E
Grotto Calgeron Grigno (TN) Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol ? 400 amsl 46°01′00″N 11°38′00″E
Blue Grotto Anacapri (NA) Campania ? 0 amsl 40°33′38″N 14°12′17″E
Borgio Verezzi Borgio Verezzi (SV) Liguria ? 200 amsl 44°9′35.26″N 8°18′19.16″E
Bue Marino Dorgali [2] (NU) Sardinia ? 0 amsl 40°17′00″N 09°38′00″E
Castelcivita Castelcivita (SA) Campania 3 km 94 amsl 40°28′00″N 15°13′00″E
Castellana Castellana Grotte (BA) Apulia 3 km 290 amsl 40°52′32″N 17°08′59″E
Cavallone Lama dei Peligni (CH)
Taranta Peligna (CH)
Abruzzo 1 km 1,300 amsl 42°01′00″N 14°10′00″E
Ear of Dionysius Syracuse (SR) Sicily 0,06 km
(65 m)
400 amsl 37°04′00″N 15°16′00″E
Frasassi Genga (AN) Marche 5 km 300 amsl 43°25′50″N 12°56′09″E
Gelo Randazzo (CT) Sicily ? 2,043 amsl 37°48′22″N 14°58′00″E
Giant Sgonico (TS) Friuli-Venezia Giulia 0,28 km
(280 m)
265 amsl 40°19′12″N 09°36′01″E
Giusti Monsummano Terme (PT) Tuscany 0,20 km
(200 m)
570 amsl 43°52′00″N 10°49′57″E
Ispinigoli Dorgali (NU) Sardinia ? 1,300 amsl 40°18′00″N 09°35′00″E
Is Zuddas Santadi (CI) Sardinia ? 0 amsl 39°03′36″N 08°25′49″E
Lauro Alcara li Fusi (ME) Sicily ? 1,068 amsl 38°01′00″N 14°42′00″E
Maona Montecatini Terme (PT) Tuscany 0,20 km
(200 m)
255 amsl 43°54′02″N 10°46′37″E
Neptune Alghero (SS) Sardinia ? 5 amsl 40°33′39″N 08°09′50″E
Nereo Alghero (SS) Sardinia ? 0 amsl 40°33′39″N 08°09′50″E
Paglicci Rignano Garganico (FG) Apulia ? 590 amsl 41°40′00″N 15°34′00″E
Pastena Pastena (FR) Lazio ? 310 amsl 41°30′00″N 13°28′00″E
Patone Arco (TN) Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol ? 300 amsl 45°55′00″N 10°52′00″E
Pertosa Pertosa (SA) Campania 3 km 263 amsl 40°33′00″N 15°28′00″E
San Giovanni Domusnovas (CI) Sardinia 2 km 150 amsl 39°20′13″N 08°37′40″E
Smeraldo Conca dei Marini (SA) Campania ? 0 amsl 40°36′54″N 14°34′01″E
Su Mannau Fluminimaggiore (CI) Sardinia ? 256 amsl 39°26′00″N 08°30′00″E
Su Marmuri Ulassai (OG) Sardinia ? 775 amsl 39°49′36″N 09°30′00″E
Tiscali Oliena (NU)
Dorgali (NU)
Sardinia ? 500 amsl 40°14′30″N 09°29′30″E
Toirano Toirano (SV) Liguria 2 km 50 amsl 44°07′00″N 08°13′00″E
Trullo Putignano (BA) Apulia ? 375 amsl 40°51′25″N 17°06′36″E
Villanova Lusevera [3] (UD)
Nimis (UD)
Friuli-V.G. 4 km 500 amsl 46°16′00″N 06°16′00″E
Wind Vergemoli (LU) Tuscany 4,5 km 650 amsl 44°03′00″N 10°22′00″E
Zelbio Zelbio (CO) Lombardy ? 900 amsl 45°54′00″N 09°11′00″E

Notes and references

  1. Singular : Grotta
  2. The entrance is close to the hamlet of Cala Gonone
  3. The entrance is in the hamlet of Villanova delle Grotte

See also

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