The Grotta del Vento is in the centre of Apuan Alps Park, in an area rich in spectacular and interesting karst phenomena. Here the weather conditions have constantly dug, carved and modelled the limestone rock, creating impressive natural sculptures, such as the Panie Massif, the enormous arch of Monte Forato or the stone waterfalls and crevices of the Vetricia Plateau.

Immersed in these awesome surroundings, the Grotta del Vento offers an exceptional variety of underground karst aspects ranging from living and shining stalactites and stalagmites, to little lakes, water courses, forms of erosion, mud formations and even perfectly-vertical shafts which can be visited with practical walkways.

The possibility to choose between 3 different types of visits, makes it an ideal destination for excursions for singles, couples, families, schools, groups and motor bike or classic car rallies, etc.

The temperature in the most internal parts, all year round is +10,7° C.


Since 26th April 2021 the cave can be visited again, but only the 1st itinerary, and only upon reservation at +39 (0)583 722024 or online



The Grotta del Vento is open all year (except the 25th December). From the 1st April to the 1st November and from 26th December to 6th January it is open every day with the following hours:

  • 1st  itinerary: hrs 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
  • 2nd itinerary: hrs 11, 15, 16, 17.
  • 3rd itinerary: hrs 10, 14.

In the other period it is possible to follow the 1st itinerary only.

Groups of more than 20 people can visit the Grotta del Vento any day of the year, by reservation only, and choose any of the 3 touristic tours.

A reduced price is made to:

  • Children up to 10 years old
  • Disabled people
  • Military services*
  • Speleologists*
  • Organised groups of at least 20 people with a booking made at least 5 days before
  • Those who show the ticket of another cave which is part of the Italian Show Caves Association (AGTI)

(*) An identity document for those belonging to these categories must be shown.


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