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Grotta Mangiapane

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Via Scurati, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 143 2291
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An Interesting Afternoon

This is a delightful place, a deserted set of cave dwellings which have been restored to illustrate... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Peter B
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Back in the past!

Great experience together with kids to get to know sicilian old rural life. In this cave Mangiapane... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Iveta B
Riga Region, Latvia
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Via Scurati, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 143 2291

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a delightful place, a deserted set of cave dwellings which have been restored to illustrate the lives of Sicilians who lived & worked here. We knew it from the very first episode of Commissario Montalbano, ”Il Llaro di Merendine” (The Snack Thief) as...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great experience together with kids to get to know sicilian old rural life. In this cave Mangiapane family lived till middle of 20th century and thanks to the help of local priest Don Rosario, 30 years later it was restructured. Much better than I was...More

Thank Iveta B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If you're anywhere nearby and have an interest in history this is a must see. It's a really well put together open air museum that demonstrates life in rural Sicily through this village that was inhabited by four families. You walk around at your own...More

Thank Travellingpantaloni
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones when we arrived. It is definitely off the path but worth a detour. 3 euro pp for them to maintain it with all the animals is a fair price. It felt lika a surreal place and it was hard to...More

Thank Serge V
Reviewed 30 May 2017

La Grotto Mangiapane is an ancient prehistoric settlement turned into a village of the 1800s. It was very interesting and provided an authentic look back into the culture of Sicily.

Thank TGrayC
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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
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...More

1  Thank BobC558
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
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
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...More

Thank jacrs2014
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Debbie X
12 July 2017|
Response from gicesu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I went to visit the cave on foot crossing the Monte Cofano Park and I don't know where is closest bus stop.
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16 February 2016|
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Response from mariasilvina214 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I do not think you . We went by car and did not see any public transport around us in the area and it seems a very remote place to reach. You might consider renting a car for one day if you are interested. Hope this... More