Set among the mountains of Alta Versilia within Alpi Apuane Park and near the towns of Levigliani and Terrinca (in the territory of the Municipality of Stazzema), Mt. Corchia (1,678m) is situated in the southern part of Alpi Apuane, along the main watershed of the same mountain chain: it is a carbonate massif with steep slopes covered with grass at the summit, dug by cirques and other forms of the last glaciation: here several caves open, like Tana dei Gracchi, Tana dell'Omo Selvatico at Foce di Mosceta, Buca del Cane, as well as the famous Antro del Corchia.
with its 5 million years of geological history, Antro del Corchia is the most important Italian karstic system
60 km of galleries and wells, with 1,200m of maximum difference in height making it the deepest cave in Italy. These are just some numbers of Antro del Corchia, the most important Italian karstic system and one of the largest in Europe which, since August 2001 can be visited by tourists thanks to an equipped and lit route developing for a kilometer in the bowels of the earth.
The Data of Corchia
Booking of the visits: Foresteria del Parco Regionale delle Alpi Apuane
Via IV Novembre, 70 - Levigliani di Stazzema (LU) - Tel. and Fax 0584/778405 - E-mail: email@example.com
For further information on the calendar and fees, please go to the web site: www.antrocorchia.it