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Grotta Mangiapane

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Via Scurati, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 143 2291
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Interesting look back

An out of the way place but worth a short detour. Small cave houses set out in artisan trades. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cooper-art
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Fantastic mini museum

Thanks to other visitors we found out about this on TA.There are sign posts on the way and you end... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
cycleplus1
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MIlton Keynes
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Via Scurati, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An out of the way place but worth a short detour. Small cave houses set out in artisan trades. A few miscalainious animals and very small gift shop. Less than an hour to view but interesting.

Thank Cooper-art
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Thanks to other visitors we found out about this on TA.There are sign posts on the way and you end up going down an un made road with parking at the end. This site is ancient and people have lived here for a long time...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit. We actually came upon it by accident, but we’re glad we did. The location is amazing. You have to pay a small enterance fee (3€) and you get to see how people have lived here some time ago....More

1  Thank Monta V
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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

1  Thank Peter B
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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

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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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Debbie X
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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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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
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