Castel D’Aiano
Caves of Labante

The natural Caves of Labante are the prime example of travertine caves in Italy and Europe.

In particular the travertine here is called “Sponga“, which has formed as a result of the karst phenomenon process.

As caves of this type are very rare, they have been classified as a site of Community Importance (SCI).

Above the primary cave there is a natural waterfall amongst the moss and other bountiful plants, whilst the small cave abounds in spectacular stalactites. In ancient times the Etruscans of Kainu, used travertine as a building material and more recently it was excavated for ornamental purposes and to build the sanctuary of Brasa.

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CAVES OF LABANTE
Via Val D’Aneva – Castel D’Aiano (Bologna)

Visiting Hours Always Open
Info Mr. Stefano Colombarini
Tel. +39 339 1992364 / 051 6747047
Costs Free Entry
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