The Castelcivita Caves consist of a single main branch, from which extends several, short, secondary branches, divided into three main paths. Each path reveals a series of spectacular and imposing limestone formations that will take your breath away.
The Advanced Tour leads to and ends at a large, clear, underground lake, called Sifone Lake, beyond which only professionals may go. At the end of the Professional Tour is another large underground lake, called “Lago Terminale”.
After several deep explorations, some conducted at the end of the nineteenth century, the Caves achieved significant paleontological importance in 1972, thanks to archaeological deposits of stone tools and fossil remains found at the mouth of the cave showing evidence of human and animal presence dating back from 40,000 years ago.