Ddieri di Baulì

Useful Information

Location: 96017 Noto SR.
From Testa Dell'acqua follow SP24 north. From Palazzolo Acreide follow SP24 south. At the crossing between SP24 and SP80 there is a turnoff of a single lane gravel road. Follow this road to the end. Follow the same road which is only a dirt road for farming by foot, a trail on the left side brnches off for the gorge. The walk is a 6 km roundtrip.
(37.0283168, 14.9465920)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Guided Tour: Adults EUR 40.
Classification: SubterraneaCave House
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Siracusa Tour, Daniele Valvo, Ronco Menandro n3, 96100 Siracusa, Tel: +39-3481381988. E-mail:
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Ddieri di Baulì (Cave Houses of Bauli) are actually three different sets of cave houses in the Cava di Baulì (Bauli gorge). The location we have given is of the Ddieri Grandi (Big Cave Houses). Further down the gorge are the Ddieri Piccoli (Small Cave Houses) and across the gorge are the Ddieri dell'Eremita (Hermits Caves). All are connected by trail. We strongly recommend the OSM Map for navigation.

The site is an archaeological site and protected as a Historic Monument. Nevertheless, it is almost not developed and freely accessible. And it has some fame, at least among the locals. Tourists often avoid the hike. And as it is not signposted, it requires a little preparation. But the trail to the caves is listed on most hiking portals, so it's quite easy to get there.

If this is too wild, you may prefer a guided tour. There are guided trips offered for groups, prices vary with the number of participants, but typically it may cost € 40 per person. The tour is about 5 h long, including pick up and drop off.