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Grotte di Toirano

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Breath-taking natural caves

This is a visit that should not be missed. These caves are amazing, they deserve a stop by Toirano... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
omar s
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Definitely worth a visit!

We are cycling along the Ligurian coast and happened to be staying about 4km away from these caves... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Beatrice M
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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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Via alle Grotte, 17055 Toirano, Italy
+39 0182 98062
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a visit that should not be missed. These caves are amazing, they deserve a stop by Toirano. They left silent of how beautiful nature is. You can get there by a bus from Borghetto SS train station, but there is only one bus...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We are cycling along the Ligurian coast and happened to be staying about 4km away from these caves, so came upon them accidentally, we decided to delay the next leg of our cycling in order to visit the caves and we are SO glad we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We are so glad we did this tour. The caves are quite amazing with bear bones dating back 27,000 years and human hand, foot and knee prints dating back over 12,000 years. The stalagmites and stalactites are massive and so incredibly old. Take a cardigan/jumper....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went to visit the caves with our 5 year old boy partly to escape the heat. It’s a really great place to visit. There was a choice of English or Italian tours and we had a lovely, knowledgeable guide who spoke fluent English. Plus,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

I visited the caves together with my sister. A beautiful family experience. The caves are fantastic never seen anything like this in my life. After the caves we went to visit the old town of Toirano, which is located in the valley near the mountains....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We toured the Caves of Toirano as an 'add on' tour when we reserved a private driver with a company called DayTrip to drive us from Florence to Nice. It was on the way. The fee is inexpensive and the tour takes at least an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The guided tour (compulsory for obvious reasons) lasts about 70 minutes and is conducted in both Italian & English. The cave formations are incredible in their age, size and variety. The bones of bears dating back 24,000-27,000 ago, are mind boggling. Plus, on a very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with my two teenagers ( nearly ) and it was great . €25 euros for one adult and two children. The tour was split into English speaking and Italian and the guide was great . It's about an hour or more long to walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TJO1966
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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