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Giant Cave

What setting could be more fascinating for a child than an enormous cave (that is the meaning of its Italian name), where our prehistoric ancestors and terrifying cave bears lived during the remote Neolithic Era?
Grotta Gigante
Located in Borgo Grotta, this cave is a perfect example of a subterranean Karst environment. It is listed by Guinness World Records as the tourist cave with the world's largest hall.

Just to give an idea of the impressive size of this cavern: one of the chambers, the "Grande Caverna", is 98.5 m high, 167.6 m long and 76.3 m wide. The maximum depth reached on the visitors' path is 101.1 m. Impressive, isn't it?

Visitors can take guided tours all year, descending to 100 m below ground level.

Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the constant temperature of 11°C are recommended.

From Friday 6 November to Thursday 3 December
The exhibitions and public opening services of museums and other cultural institutions and places are suspended.

Il Comune di Trieste informa che, in attuazione del DPCM dd. 03.11.2020, da venerdì 6 novembre a giovedì 3 dicembre «sono sospesi le mostre e i servizi di apertura al pubblico dei musei e degli altri istituti e luoghi della cultura di cui all'articolo 101 del codice dei beni culturali e del paesaggio, di cui al decreto legislativo 22 gennaio 2004, n. 42».
Grotta Gigante (Giant Cave)

borgo Grotta Gigante 42/a  
Sgonico (Trieste)
tel. +39 040 327312

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