Grotta Conza


Useful Information

Location: Riserva Naturale Grotta Conza (Natural Reserve Cave Conza), Via Luoghicelli, 90147 Palermo.
Northeastern Palermo, suburb Tommaso Natale, near the freeway E90. Follow the old road on the west side of the freeway, turn left on Via Luoghicelli, after the second hairpin bend on the left.
(38.187510396643006, 13.280804657616867)
Open: Only with reservation 5 days in advance.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: torch and helmet provided
Dimension: L=90m, W=30m.
Guided tours: Max=30
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Grotta Conza, Natural Reserve Cave Conza, Via Luoghicelli, 90147 Palermo PA, Tel: +39-091-611-8805.
Reservations, Tel: +39-328-933-2615. E-mail:
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History


Description

Grotta Conza is a small cave, more or less a shelter, with a single semi-elliptical chamber, about 90 m long and 30 m wide. Large blocks on the floor collapsed from the vault and from the walls of the cavity. It is located in a small preserve named "Grotta Conza" Integral Nature Reserve, which was created both because of the archaeological importance of the cave and the fairly rich and diverse fauna. The site also offers a panoramic view of the Piana di Palermo, from the seaside village and the Gulf of Sferracavallo to Monte Pellegrino. The site is managed by the Italian Alpine Club, SICILY Regional Group, who offer tours for groups.