Mountains & Skiing

Monti Sibillini National Park

The nearby Monti Sibillini National Park is a great place to visit and is open all year round. In the winter you can ski there.

Frasassi Caves

The Frasassi Caves (Italian: Grotte di Frasassi) are a huge underground cave complex located in a natural park in the Italian municipality of Genga.

An entrance to the Frasassi caves was first discovered by a farmer on June 28, 1948. More access points were found in the 50's and 60's by members of the Italian Alpinists' Association (Club Alpino Italiano) from neighbouring cities of Jesi and Fabriano. In the early 70's, there were still large parts of the underground complex being discovered. The total cave complex covers a distance of 13 kilometers.

As of September 1974, part of the caves were opened to visitors. There is a 1.5 km long route plotted along wide footpaths and spacious stairways. These tours are led by a guide in either Italian, French, English or German. The caves have become a major tourist attraction of the Marche region. Since the opening there have been more than 10 million visitors to the caves. In addition to this route, there are the more advanced blue and red routes which follow more challenging, harder to access pathways.


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