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The Underworld: Spipola Cave – Guided tour
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25 €


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Explore the extraordinary Spipola Cave, discovered back in 1932 by the Bolognese speleologist Luigi Fantini. A good 4 km long, it is considered one of the largest karst cavities in the chalklands of Western Europe.
Nestled in the impressive Parco dei Gessi e Calanchi dell'Abbadessa, this wonder is part of the UNESCO heritage. Guided by professionals, you will have the unique opportunity to admire the splendid chalk crystals and discover the history of selenite extraction, used extensively in Bologna's historic buildings

Full: € 25
Card Cultura: € 18
Reduced (6 - 12 years): € 15
Free: 0 - 5 years

What's included:
  • Guided Tour
  • site admission
  • Park caving guides
  • helmet
Meeting Point:

La Palazza Parking, via Benassi at the corner of Via la Palazza in Ponticella di San Lazzaro (BO)


Recommended equipment: hiking shoes or rubber boots, long trousers, fleece/sweater for 10/12°C temperatures, cotton bandana/neckwarmer for use as a balaclava, spare shoes and clothes when outdoors.
1.5L water at least.
Dogs not allowed.
Visit not suitable for small children in arms or other baby carriers.
Public transport: The cave can be reached on foot by taking 11b from the terminus in Via Edera. Please consider a 15-minute uphill walk to the meeting point with the guides.

Cancellation with refund or amendment of the reservation possible up to 24 hours before the scheduled start of the activity

The sales are managed by Bologna Welcome Travel Agency


  • Explore the Spipola Cave
  • Discover one of Europe's largest caves
  • Plunge into the Parco dei Gessi e Calanchi dell'Abbadessa


Sunday 2 June at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday 30 June at 2.30 p.m.
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