• Active & Green

Caves, Speleo Activities and Orrido

An underground world to explore is waiting for you on Lake Lugano: amazing natural caves and the enchanting Orrido of Santa Giulia

Where
Grotte di Rescia
Via per Porlezza, 63, 22010, Claino con Osteno (CO)

Splendid and suggestive natural creations, the caves bring the explorer into the bowels of the earth, between limestone sculptures and gates in stones.

In every journey into the caves, a world of mysteries becomes real. Beginning a cave excursion is not for all the excursionists: the Alpine Guides that work on the territory are available for further information and assistance about everything of caves and activities in this area.

 

The seven natural caves of Rescia are located in Claino con Osteno, location above the Italian Shore of Lake Lugano. In these caves you can admire the water has created soft bends in the stone, as an artist shapes a sculpture in a rough material. The water, with its strength, has dig passages and tunnels, to create majestic stalactites and stalagmites.

The route, about 500 m long, is well known since ‘700, while the caves are been connected in a unique itinerary in the last centuries. Grotte di Rescia offers the possibility to observe so close the life in a cave, from the status of growth to the fossils.

With the excursion into the deep of the mountain, you can admire a marvellous canyon, named Orrido of Santa Giulia, with its amazing waterfall 70 m high.


Opening hours

1/04 -> 31/05 – 15/09 -> 15/10: Sundays 2pm – 5:30pm

1/06 -> 30/06: daily 2pm – 6pm

1/07 -> 14/09: Monday-Saturday 2pm – 6pm and Sundays 10:30am – 6pm

Bank holidays: 2pm – 6pm

Take me here: Caves, Speleo Activities and Orrido

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Village of ossuccio

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