Grotta di Carburangeli

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Location: In Carini, near Palermo. A29 Palermo-Trapani exit Carini, statale 113 towards Villagrazia di Carini, turn off onto via Carburangeli at km 286.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Dimension: A=22m asl., L=400m
Guided tours:  
Address: R.N.I. Grotta di Carburangeli via Umberto 1°, 64 - 90044 Carini (Pa), Tel: +39-091-8669797, Fax: +39-091-8662063. E-mail: contact
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1865 first archaeological excavation by G.G. Gemmellaro.
1996 Nature reserve founded.


The Grotta di Carburangeli is said to be one of the most important caves of Sicily. It is a nice karst cave with speleothems but also an important archaeological site. The first excavation was made by G.G. Gemmellaro in 1865 and revealed terracotta sherds from the bronze age. Palaeontological findings include bear, small elephants, wolf, horse, and ox.