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Gorges are incredibly beautiful places, and you’ve got 20 to choose from in Italy. Just browse our list of the best gorges below and see photos, tips and extra info to help you visit one of these beautiful places on your next adventure in Italy.

The top 20 gorges in Italy

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    1

    Passerschlucht

    Hiking Highlight

    The power of water plays a big role in the Passeiertal. It is particularly impressive between Moos and St. Leonhard. Starting from the sports facilities in St. Leonhard, the trail …

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    Gilfenklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Where thunderous waters have washed over thousands of years a gorge in the rock, today you have breathtaking views. A hiking trail leads secured above the water, well secured, with …

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    Sarcaschlucht-Radweg

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    This is the old state road, expanding it as a cycle path was a good idea, it is a pleasure to cycle along it.

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    Burkhardklamm

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Already before the First World War there was a hiking trail here, but it had been forgotten and was no longer maintained. For years, the path grew wild, in 2006 …

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    Stephanie
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    Grotte di Catullo

    Hiking Highlight

    Caves of Catullus is the name given to the ruins of a Roman villa that was built in the 1st century AD at the northern end of the Sirmione peninsula …

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    Claus
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    Grotta della spipola

    Hiking Highlight

    The entrance to the Grotta della Spipola, located at an altitude of 135 m on the bottom of the sinkhole of the same name, is largely artificial: it was built …

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    Davide
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    Grotta di Nettuno

    Hiking Highlight

    Here you can come by boat from Alghero or over many steps from the top ...

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    Turbo
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    Grotte della Poesia

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    These caves, about 60 meters away from each other, are karst caves whose roofs have collapsed.
    The sea water reaches each of them through a channel that can be traveled by swimming or with a small boat.

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    9

    Grotte Zungri

    Hiking Highlight

    It is a unique rock formation in Calabria, a truly magical place where you can immerse yourself in another culture, consisting of caves dug in the sandstone and natural freshwater …

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    Ralf
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    Grotta del Bue marino

    Hiking Highlight

    After approx. 900m salt and fresh water meet in the cave. Very interesting tour, best with the boat from Cala Gonone.

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    Grotte von San Giovanni

    Hiking Highlight

    This grotto is a Sttasse which is no longer to drive. The only road that leads through a cave.

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    Serrai di Sottoguda

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Serrai di Sottoguda is a deep natural gorge around two kilometres in length, carved out into the rock between Malga Ciapela, the departure station of the Marmolada cableway, and Sottoguda. …

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    Andrea
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    Grotta Nera/Black Cave

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Italian:
    The Black Grotto is located in the province of Trieste, in a small sinkhole located in the experimental parcel of Bosco Bazzoni di Basovizza, on the Trieste Karst, and …

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    Julianmtb
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    Grotta dei Frati

    Hiking Highlight

    Tratto da iluoghidelsilenzio.it/eremo-delle-grotte-dei-frati-gole-del-fiastroneLa Grotta dei Frati, profonda circa 47 metri, si apre al di sotto delle strapiombanti pareti calcaree, che dalla zona di Sottacqua, nel versante sud del Fiegni …

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    Serrai Di Sottoguda

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Unfortunately, the Sottoguda Gorge is no longer passable. Storm Vaia in autumn 2019 tore away the whole road in the gorge.
    It will certainly take longer until this will be …

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    Grotta della Pollera

    Hiking Highlight

    Very large, impressive height.
    But ATTENTION also dangerous. The cave extends to the one to the rear, to the other to the right. There (right) it falls relatively quickly and …

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    Grotta dell'Orso

    Hiking Highlight

    Inside the cave, which is located on the eastern side of Monte Generoso, the "Orso Cave", the University of Milan has brought to light finds of over 500 cave bears …

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    Grotta delle Cipolliane

    Hiking Highlight

    Reaching the caves is simple: at a certain point on the path you will find yourself at an intersection, where a sign indicates the narrow branches that deviate from the …

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    Gola del Cardinello

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The hiking route between the dam of the Lago di Montespluga and the Italian town of Isola is breathtaking. First at ground level, then quite steeply downhill, you walk close …

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    Grotta dei Falsari

    Hiking Highlight

    Ingenious view of the fantastic sea! Be sure to use the detour.

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