|Location:||North of Verona, east of the Lago di Garda.|
JUL to SEP Sat, Sun.
Museo Geopaleontologico: 15-MAY to 15-SEP daily 9:30-13, 14:30-18:30.
16-SEP to 14-MAY Sat, Sun, 10-12, 14-16.
|Classification:||Karst cave. Jurassic limestones.|
|Guided tours:||L=280m, VR=75m. V=3,600/a (2003).|
Grotta di Monte Capriolo (o Rovere Mille), Contrada Capraia, 37028 Roverè Veronese (VR).
Museo Geopaleontologico, Via Covolo 1, 37030 Velo Veronese, Tel: +39-045-6516005, Fax: +39-045-6516005.
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|1957||first explored by speleologists from the G.E.S. Falchi.|
|1995||developed by the G.S.C.A.I. Verona.|
Grotta del Monte Capriolo is a small cave with nice speleothems.
The cave is located in the Monti Lessini, a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps. This Jurassic limestones cover the crystalline basement, and were moved to the north by plate tectonics. The collision of European and African Plate resulted in the formation of the Alps, the limestones were lifted, bended and slanted. Cracks formed which gave way to meteoric water and the limestone was karstified.
The Museo Geopaleontologico in Velo Veronese, not far from the cave is is complimentary to the cave visit. It explains the geologic structure of the area, the karstification and shows many interesting fossils.