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Day 3: Caves and materials

alt_route Stage 1 / Caudano caves

access_time 1h - 8 €

The Caudano caves were discovered in December 1898 during the construction of the aqueduct reservoir of the Frabosa Sottana hydroelectric power station.

Accessible to the public since the beginning of the 20th century, the caves benefited in 1992 from impressive works to develop tourism. Since January 2006, the Caudano caves have been managed by the Associazione Turistica Mondolé and are open all year round.

To find out more, read the "Discovery of the Caudano caves" thematic sheet.

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Discovery of the Caudano caves
At the origin of the discovery of the Caudano caves, it was planned to use a spring that sprang from a cliff to supply the hydroelectric power station. It is then that we notice that the crack inside the mountain widens to the point that a man can enter it.

An exploration team is then created and goes up the underground stream until discovering a large cavity rich in limestone, to which many communicating caves were connected.

After careful exploration, the caves are immediately ranked among the largest in Italy and the richest in stalactites and stalagmites.