Grotte Is Janas

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Location: Near Sadali, on the island of Sardinia.
(39°50'44.26"N, 9°15'56.19"E)
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: V=10,000/a [2000]
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The cave is of Karst origin, is just over 350 m long and is made up of a number of chambers. At the entrance there is the vestibule, a large chamber adorned with enormous stalagmites. The vestibule gives way to the most beautiful chamber, known as Casa delle Janas (The House of the Fairies), an oval shaped room, 25 m long and about 8 m wide. It abounds in concretions and is dominated by three enormous stalagmites.

Neolithic remains have been found in the entrance passages.

Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.