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The Frasassi caves: photos, description (Grotte di Frasassi)

The Frasassi caves is a remarkable complex of karst caves located 7 km from the town of yenga in the Italian region Marche and is considered one of the most visited in Italy.

The cave was discovered and explored by a group of speleologists from Ancona to 1948-1971-m years. Inside are multiple ponds and a huge number of stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and sizes. Some time in this complex the experiments were conducted at the chronobiology - one of those spent in the caves of the great amount of time, was an Italian sociologist Maurizio Montalbini, who died here in 2009-m to year.

As mentioned above, the first time the Frasassi caves were discovered in 1948 year, however, a systematic study of this almost 30-kilometer complex began only in the 1970s, years after the opening of the so-called and Ancona abyss, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the world. Among other famous caves complex - Grattapaglia, where once lived the founder of the monastic order of Silvestrini the hermit Sylvester, Gozzolini. In the 19th century, inside it was even built a Catholic chapel.

Today, the Frasassi complex is open for tourists who can walk along a special route length of 1.5 km and see the caves with romantic names Grand canyon, bear Hall, Hall, skird some Endless hall, etc. the Entire route takes a little over an hour and starts from the tunnel of width 4 m and height 3 m. the First cave on the way - the same Arkonska the abyss, in which could fit Milan's Duomo. In the upper part of the cave to see the stalactite with a length of almost 2.5 m! From and Ancona abyss the trail leads to the Hall of two hundred, named for the length, and then to the Grand canyon, raspadinha which water flows. Next is the Hall of the dipper with underground wells with sulphur baths and Hall, skird some. Completed the route in an Endless hall.