Scottish Wedding in Barga – Tuscany

by Samuele Sodini

Too Funny! A part of Scotland lives in Barga a very charming village 30 minutes driving far from Lucca.

Direction to Grotta del Vento

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Situated in the centre of the Apuan Alps’ Natural Park, this is one of the most complete European caves, presenting an extraordinary variety of phenomena which are outlined with competence and precision by expert speleological guides.

Following illuminated and easy-going trails, we can admire the many wonders of the underground world: from shining stalactites and stalagmites to polychrome flowstone, alabaster draperies, crystal-brimmed lakes, underground water-courses and bizarre forms of erosion.

There are three itineraries: the “first” (one hour) proceeds horizontally and is characterized throughout by splendid calcareous formations; the “second” (two hours), which also includes the first, visits a small underground river and its charmingly vast environment; the “third” (three hours) consents a complete visit of the cave and easily follows several perfectly vertical tracts.

The Wind Cave is open to the public every day of the year (excluding Christmas).
From April 1st to November 1st and on Sundays and public holidays of the remaining period, the times are as follows:

1st itinerary (one hour): 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
2nd itinerary (two hours): 11, 15, 16, 17
3rd itinerary (three hours, complete tour): 10, 14

On weekdays between November 2nd and March 31st only the 1st itinerary can be visited at the following times: 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

Internal cave temperature is of +10.7°C. (53°F.)

Bar facilities can be found next to the ticket office, as well as a large selection of minerals, fossils etc.

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