Content - skip Aladino Val di Daone grotto
Two kilometers long tunnel reaching a depth of 350 meters. The cave, whose development and regular shapes are wonderful, is rather complex
Starting point at an altitude of 1,995 meters. Location: border of the valley sloping down from Lake of Casinei, in Val di Daone
Two kilometers long tunnel reaching a depth of 350 meters. The cave, whose development and regular shapes are wonderful, is rather complex and only apparently logical. It includes a hall in which the first two main tunnels meet. In this point an inclined conduit leads on the first of a series of small shafts (about ten), separated by meandering sections. After less than two hundred meters the visitor crosses the first tunnel of reasonable dimensions, followed first by a 15 m and then by an about 35 m drop, at the end of which an important series of tunnels begins. After another shaft, about 20 meters deep, visitors reach the deafening Jaffar stream, whose flow rate varies considerably from period to period. Then there are tunnels and very high meanders, in which walking is sometimes easy and sometimes very hard. Further on visitors find Pozzo Babilonia, a 30-meters deep perpendicular shaft. Down the steep drop in height, called "Scivoli magici", hanging in the dark over a huge rumbling waterfall, turn left, draw near the waterfall and follow a collecting drain as far as a narrowing, or go straight and enter the "Ramo dei tappeti volanti", about half a kilometer long, towards the end of which the sandy floor seems a prelude to the green siphon "Sifone smeraldo".