The Karstic suggestions of Costacciaro
The hidden surprises of a territory and its marvellous
Placed in the beautiful Mount Cucco
Regional Park, rises Costacciaro, a medieval suburb that was able to
preserve the main features of its origins. The ancient urban structure is
linked to the environmental and naturalistic vocation of the territory. The
zone of Costacciaro is primarily known for its caves that crosses the subsoil,
noted with the name Mount Cucco Cave, from the extension of 30 kilometres and
depth of almost 1000 meters. Such features, besides the extraordinary beauty
and suggestion of the spelaeologic itineraries, make this Karsic system unique
in its kind. To fully enjoy the marvellous natural scenery of the caves in
Costacciaro was born a special Spelaeleologic School, to allow an easy
excursion in the complex system. The whole documentation and the testimonies
found during ages are collected in the Caves and Karsic environment of Mount
Cucco Museum, located in the ex San Marco Church.
An underground world all to reveal is
hidden under the surface of Mount Cucco, made of wells, caves, natural
amphitheatres, a complex monument that the nature has modelled drop after drop.
A spellbound tour among saloons frescoed by the water, among the rock and the
time it comes out the Cattedrale, the Garden of Stone and the Room
of the Fountains, where bright columns and candid crystals serve as
decoration to one of the most intense experiences that the man can face. The
depth of the caves seems to conduct directly toward the centre of the earth,
pulsating heart of the surface life, where is possible to be in contact with
the primitive strengths of the nature.
The whole itinerary is not reserved only
to the fans of spelaeology. There is also a complex of caves accessible to the
less experienced visitors. It's a run as well suggestive and of great beauty,
composed by the White Cave and the Fairies Cave, the Grove
Abyss, the Hidden Cave and the Caves of the Dragon. These are
marvellous caves that open on spellbound sceneries, of fable, where every form
assumes a proper sense and every shade becomes animated.
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