Sunday, July 29, 2007

June 2007 - Capo Caccia, Sardinia - Neptune's Cave

From Castelsardo we took various day trips including a fascinating tour of Grotta di Nettuno and a walk around Capo Caccia and its bright blue beaches.

Capo Caccia is a promontory which towers above the sea off the Northwest coast of Sardinia.

After arriving at the top of the jagged cliff we climbed down 656 stone steps, known as Escala del Cabirol, to reach the Grotta di Nettuno.
The Grotta are a series of picturesque caves first explored in the 1700s.
The caves extend for 8,200 ft but tourists can only walk through about 650 ft of that.
The caves are thought to be about 500 million years old and covered in whiteish stalagtites and stalagmites.
The caves also contain crystal clear pools formed from the rainwater that runs down through the rocks.

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