During the Christmas period the Grotte di Rescia welcome the characteristic Christmas representation Natale in Grotta, now in its eighth edition.
The caves are carefully decorated and lit by candles and colored lights to turn into a magical world of toys and nativity scenes.
Natale in Grotta is a very special event that attracts visitors from the valleys, Ticino and Lombardy’s cities.
The route is divided into two branches:
- a part of the path is reserved for the cribs and the birth of Jesus;
- another is dedicated to the fantastic world of Santa Claus, with his helpers and his reindeer.
The aim is to give visitors a moment of pleasant escape from the real world in close contact with nature and to give the opportunity to know the Grotte di Rescia to those who have never seen them before.
- 2, 3, 4, 5 January: 14:30 – 18:00
- 6 January, Epiphany: 10:30 – 16:00
- 13, 20, 27 January: 10:30 – 12:00 and 14:30 – 18:00
- 3 February: 10:30 – 16:00
Last access 30 minutes before closing
- Full: € 7.00
- Senior (65+): € 5.00
- Boys 11 – 18: € 5.00
- Family (2 parents + 2 children from 3 to 18 years) : € 18,00
Reservation required for groups of 20+.
Private visits on request.
Grotte di Rescia
The Grotte di Rescia can really be considered a wonder of nature since their formation is due to the incessant action of water that has continued and continues to work for over one hundred million years (estimated age of the formations) forming ravines, tunnels and cracks but also “building” the famous stalactites and stalagmites due to the continuous and prolonged deposit of minerals carried by water. The stalactites, formations that descend from the ceiling of the caves and stalagmites, formations that on the contrary rise from the floor, when you meet generate columns, it takes one hundred years to achieve a formation of only one centimeter. Known and frequented by tourists since the 800 the Grotte di Rescia were originally 7, divided between them. At the beginning of the 20th century, communication tunnels were artificially created and the electrical system was also created to allow a comfortable visit.
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