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San Gregorio caves

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San Gregorio caves

San Gregorio caves

Grotte di San Gregorio
Grotte di San Gregorio
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Eight lava caves, almost in the center of town, itself in a lava field.  In length they reach about 1.5 kilometers. Today inhabited by bats, in the past the housed people (Bronze Age).

 

 

 

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In the ground you can see many traces of the agricultural cultivation once present in the area: olive groves and vinyards, that among the stone tracks, a system of open canals and little rural buildings in lava stone, were cultivated on the typical terraces seen all over Etna. (Terraces necessary to fit the lava stone).

 

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