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Grotta Mangiapane

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Address: Via Scurati, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy

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Family visit in hidden jewel

It was a great family experience. A lot of fun and adventure for whole family. Live animals, original, old buildings and equipment, touch of history and feeling of how local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bedzin, Poland
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Bedzin, Poland
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great family experience. A lot of fun and adventure for whole family. Live animals, original, old buildings and equipment, touch of history and feeling of how local People managed their life several years ago. Highly recommended!

1 Thank GregK76
New York, New York, United States
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I loved my visit to the place that seems like a throw back to another age. It is very well thought out and the route that you take to enter the cave itself is full of fun sights. This is an experience that is both entertaining and educational at the same time. I loved it.

1 Thank Bob C
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Quaint set up of cave village with donkey, horses,chickens, goats etc and little buildings depicting village life - going into the cave. Cheap attraction.

Thank Myzka
The Hague, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

pleasant open museum showing the life and work of sicilians hundred years ago . the village is in a cave which makes it particular

1 Thank Bourseul J
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

So don't miss this if you like a bit of social history. It's easy to find if you use google maps and the address on their website. There is no sophistication there. It's just a small tourist attraction. But getting a feel for how this small village built into the caves survived in 19th and early 20th century was pretty... More 

Thank jacrs2014
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the place on a Sunday early afternoon. There were just 3 ro 4 visitores. Coming from the main road in the direction of San Vito lo Capo you can see the usual brown colored indication sign to Grotte Mangiapane. There is a simple parking space and the entrance fee is 3 Euros. A path marked with ropes guides... More 

Thank Lorenzo M
Wroclaw, Poland
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105 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Friendly staff with knowledge of English, a beautiful and realistic exhibition, there are even farm animals.

Thank swrtbvghjh
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

It is evident how much time and thought went into preserving and presenting this prehistoric settlement. The cultural heritage is preserved and captured taking you to a time when daily life was simple and unencumbered by luxuries.

Thank Emelia P
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This village is built into a cave and consists of a number of small dwellings and other supporting buildings such as a smithy. It is well off the beaten track but well signposted from Custonaci. It was interesting to see how the families lived so far away from any other major town. You can go into some of the buildings... More 

1 Thank Paul B
Dingli, Malta
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

These caves in the middle of the countryside can be combined with a visit to near by beaches. Once there was a small village living in these caves and you will see and touch how they survived and what activities they did on those days. The persons taking care of these caves are very friendly and always ready to help... More 

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