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Frasassi Caves, the underground magic

Inside the mountain of Marche, the wonder of nature: pinnacles, columns, crystals and wells formed by the millennial fall of water drops. And outside a green oasis to discover

Pamela Pucci

Frasassi Caves, the underground magic
A NATURAL LABYRINTH

The other heart of Marche. The one that beats underground and that hides wonders of nature. The Frasassi Caves, enchanting scenery of rock walls and sculptures created by the millennial perpetual fall of water drops.

Visiting them is a journey through the millennia, it is to enter into the mountain, where in the past century cavers and geologists venture in search of tunnels, wells and "rooms" in a kilometers long labyrinth.

Magnificent caves, filled with stalactites, stalagmites and columns of marble, the most beautiful in Italy for width, depth and majesty. There are the ''Ancona Abyss", "Crystal Lake ", the "Niagara Falls" - white and pure - bizarre spiers and pinnacles, wells deep more than 100 meters, the "Giants", crevasses flooded, the monumental vaults, and if you touch the vertical stalactites they sound like organ pipes.

In short, a miracle of nature, that revealing itself has become an Italian celebrity and one of the strongest appeals of the Marche, between the Colli Esini with many villages and towers.

A green oasis equipped for bikers, hikers and horse lovers, with trails that wind around the country and the hills, visits to the Planetarium, outdoor activities for children up to the adventure park, just opened, with exploration paths in the heart of the Frasassi Gorge.

A NATURAL LABYRINTH
A SUMMER BETWEEN NATURE AND TRADITIONS

The news of the summer is that since August, for the first time, you can take pictures and shoot video in the caves, with special "photo tour" for photography fans, photo-blogger and Instagramers. Even in the light of the sun, however, the picture is a must because the regional park of the Red Gorge and Frasassi, the largest of the Marche with more than 10 thousand hectares, deserves to be captured in the memories, both riding a horse or walking.

There are also many opportunities during summer to program the tour taking advantage of festivals, exhibitions, performances, culinary events, yoga at midnight and original workshops, such as the photographic print on handmade paper.

Because of the great paper tradition and its crafts vocation, Fabriano - that is very close to Frasassi - has received UNESCO recognition of "Creative City" and it will host from September 3rd to September 6th the Forum dedicated to the 69 cities of world awarded with this title.

Always possible, all year round, the journey to discover the villages that dot the hills, with their art treasures and gastronomic traditions. We are in the land of Verdicchio, the Italian White wine most awarded, that you can taste going to the wine cellars and to the appointments for those who enjoy food, as the Festival of Verdicchio in Staffolo (August 20th and 23rd), with concerts and tastings.

For the curious and for those who love the original trip, to mark on the calendar the date of August 22nd, with the "Nottenera" in Serra de 'Conti, when the medieval village turn off all lights to give a night of artistic suggestions. Take a look also at the proposals of Cingoli, the "Marche’s balcony", which shows off a summer of theater workshops, exhibitions, historical reenactments and Nordic walking sessions.

 

INFO:

www.frasassi.com
www.colliesinifrasassi.it
www.turismo.marche.it
www.destinazionemarche.it

A SUMMER BETWEEN NATURE AND TRADITIONS
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