One of the largest marine caves in Italy
In Sardinia’s protected Capo Caccia is one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful and best-known natural beauty spots - the incredible network of ancient caves that make up Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto).
Sitting below the Capo Caccia promontory is the hauntingly beautiful network of caves and coves, Grotta di Nettuno. Over centuries, the crashing waves of the sea against the limestone cliffs have formed one of the most revered sites of natural beauty in the Mediterranean, and this incredible site is well worth visiting on a Sardinia luxury yacht charter.
Named after the God of the Sea, Neptune’s Caves were formed around two million years ago and discovered by fishermen in the 18th Century. They can be found around 24 km from the Sardinian town of Alghero in the marine protected area of Capo Caccia-Isola Piana inside the Porto Conte Park.
Ancient stalactites and stalagmites creep down from the ceilings.
Enveloping more than 2000 metres of caves winding deep into the cliffs, ancient stalactites and stalagmites creep down from the ceilings towards the calm pools of water that have gathered below.
The best way to get to the caves is by sea, otherwise a vertiginous 654-step descent down the "Escala del Cabirol' ("Billy Goat Stairs’) is the only way to reach them on land. The visitors' tour through the caves travels in for around 1 km, leading through a column-lined entrance to the clear salty waters of Lake La Marmora - 100m long 9m deep and with its own sandy beach.
Other rooms include the majestic Palace Room complete with stalagmite formed arches and overlooked by the Music Room balcony and the beautiful Room of Ruins and Organ Room. Only expert speleologists are authorised to go beyond this point, ensuring this protected natural marvel remains unspoilt despite its popularity.
If you would like to incorporate a trip to Neptune's Grotto into your charter itinerary, please speak with your prefered yacht charter broker.
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Grotta di Nettuno (Neptune's Grotto)
07041 Province of Sassari, Italy