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Grotte di Toirano

Via alle Grotte, 17055 Toirano, Italy
+39 0182 98062
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Amazing rock formations and prehistoric remains

We were in Alassio for the weekend (30 min. drive) and came for a nice afternoon trip. You can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WorldofMike
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Nice, France
Interesting

Not the biggest caves I have ever visited but nice anyway (would imagine perfect on a hot summers... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
exiledblue
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Rovellasca, Italy
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The Toirano cave site is one of the main tourist attractions in Liguria and consists of the natural cavities of Basura and S. Lucia Inferiore. The Grotta della Basura (which means "witch"), discovered in 1950, is characterized by the presence of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via alle Grotte, 17055 Toirano, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Alassio for the weekend (30 min. drive) and came for a nice afternoon trip. You can access the cave only with a guided tour and luckily we arrived just in time for the one to leave (4 pm). I think it was...More

Thank WorldofMike
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Not the biggest caves I have ever visited but nice anyway (would imagine perfect on a hot summers day). Interesting in the sense you can see how water levels have changed and different areas have different types of impact from thousands of years of water...More

Thank exiledblue
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I've visited these grottos more than once and they are very interesting for both the young and older. Expert guide makes the trip worthwhile. Take a jumper, even in the summer its cool down there. Not at all claustrophobic.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The caves were amazing as others have written but I am not sure how expectable I found the fact they had to hack through history so we could see them. Stalactites were chopped off so we did not bang our heads and thousands of years...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I visited several caves in this area and in other regions in Italy with kids and I certainly rank Toirano among the top three. And make a stop at the little church of Santa Lucia before leaving

1  Thank pmarnini
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Toirano is very close to Finale Ligure where we were for vacations. We liked the excursion - very expressive inside views. The guides are good, explained a lot, it was rather interesting. The excurison lasted 1.5 hour. I was with a kid of 3 years...More

Thank Uliana B
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Portofeno for a couple of days, and got a rainy day. The weather north of us was better, so we looked up something interesting to do and found Grotte di Toirano. It was a couple of hours away but well worth...More

Thank Lilybet56
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

As caves go, this one is maybe not as spectacular as some but the human hand and footprints left in the mud some 25,000 years ago, as well as the cave bear boneyard, makes it worth the trip. Although the tour was in Italian, the...More

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The caves are really beautiful and the guides did good explanations in the correct times. Really a great site !!!

Thank Mario T
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

First I must state that the caves are really beautiful and the guides doing great job with explanations. So yes, definitely go for a visit. This note is more for the organizers. The web site states that the caves open at 9:30. It doesn't say...More

2  Thank OlaMayer
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julie h
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