APIANS have therefore chosen the best itineraries which the absolutely vast Karst system of the Gafagnana has to offer, allowing you to experience the absolute dark and the excitement which comes with turning on your helmet light. We will descend into hoes excavated by the force of water, follow underground passages constellated with concretions, squeeze ourselves for a few metres to find ourselves in caves so huge that you can't manage to see them completely: we'll pass by enormous columns whose age is difficult even to imagine, all with the feeling that you could go just a little bit further and put your feet where noone has ever been before.
|Anyone who has even once visited a tourist-frequented limestone cave could not fail to have been fascinated by the underground world, by the strange accretions and formations created over millions of years, drop by drop. A speleological visit, however, is altogether more fascinating. Beneath our feet lies a rich inheritance known to few, and to safeguard it we have first to know it.|
Calendar of activities
There are two itineraries proposed: the first is an ideal introduction to speleology, a half-day excursion to the depths of "Tana che Urla",(The "lair that howls" perhaps) near Fornovolasco. The second, more demanding, taking up a whole day, takes us through the spectacular caves of the Antro di Corchia, an immense complex among the most important in Europe, not yet completely explored, with over 50 km of tunnels contained within.