Visits to the cave are suspended indefinitely
In 1870, some workers, working on the construction of the Savona-Ventimiglia railway line, were witness to one of the most spectacular effects of the ever-lasting contest between water and rock.
They were digging the tunnel under the inhabited area of Bergeggi, and had been noticing some anomalies – water leakage, presence of particular crystalline concretions – when, suddenly, a rock wall collapsed and a passage opened.
It was a completely unknown cave and, because it was hidden inside the promontory of Bergeggi, it had never been seen by man before.
Once again nature revealed its magnifience and was able to amaze man.
Since then the cave has had to come to terms with the often inconvenient presence of man.
Its original appearance was soon altered.
Around 1970, the railway line was moved uphill, a new tunnel was dug under Mount Mao, and the incredible roaring, smoke and lights of running trains were replaced by today’s darkness and silence.
Nature can thus regain control over its spaces, even the railway tunnel turns into a cave, and man becomes a spectator and not just an invader.
July – August: Thursday and Saturday afternoon – Wednesday evening
on Saturday at 4.00 p.m.
Closed from December – February
Meeting point: Via Aurelia at the newsagent’s kiosk of Torre del Mare
Excursions last approx. 90 minutes
closed shoes with rubber sole, proper clothing for an inside temperature of about 15°C
Full ticket: € 8,00
Concessions (people over 65, children aged 5 – 10 and residents): € 6,00
School groups : € 4,00
FROM APRIL TO 15th SEPTEMBER
Tourist Office +39 019 859777 firstname.lastname@example.org
Others Periods Comune di Bergeggi
+39 019.257901 +39 019.25790212 – 218