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Address: Via Timponello 37 | Parco Archeologico Chiafura, 97018, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A must!

Amazing! So fascinating and such dedication has gone in to creating a truly humbling experience. A jump back in time!

Reviewed 1 January 2017
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing! So fascinating and such dedication has gone in to creating a truly humbling experience. A jump back in time!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

After a bit of a climb up and not very well signposted, we eventually found this charming little bit of history on the hillside of the charming town of Scicli. Raimondo Carmello has created a fitting memorial to the way his grandparents lived in the small caves. We found it very interesting.

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York
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Don't miss this. It is a bit out of the way, and as yet not suitable for people with mobility problems. Ron Carmelu has created a fascinating experience of life in the caves of Scicli

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Thank Cath B
White Plains, New York
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Walking by the steps leading up to Ron Carmelu. It was very interesting and educational. He was very accommodating and answered all questions. He explained in depth how they lived 120 years ago. At end he tried to sell us souvenirs and he succeeded. If in the area it's worth the 1 hour out of your day.

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Thank jjarena
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful afternoon, the guide was very nice and interesting, awesome place and very beautiful view of Scicli from above, I suggest everyone to go in this very interesting place in province of Ragusa

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Thank Daniel B
Yonkers, New York
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Luckily I was with someone who spoke fluent Italian and Sicilian so I could understand what Ron Carmelu was explaining about the way his grandfather and other people in the town lived. For me, learning about how they lived was the highlight of the day!

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Thank Lorraine G
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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Fascinating insight into cave dwellers and ethnography. Need to speak Italian ideally but can understand as lots of photos and signs

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Thank Lesley S
York
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We visited this museum with our host, Francesca. This is an amazing experience seeing how people lived and worked in the caves. Ron is a very clever man and his nativity scene (all hand made) is wonderful. He has also made lots of other things that can be purchased. This is something not to be missed when you visit Scicli.... More 

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