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Grotta Mangiapane

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Brillinat little living museum

This is a brilliant little museum and well worth the 6 euros entry fee. Some people find it hard... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Blackpool, England
Interesting look back

An out of the way place but worth a short detour. Small cave houses set out in artisan trades. A... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Via Scurati, Custonaci, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 143 2291
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is a brilliant little museum and well worth the 6 euros entry fee. Some people find it hard to find but it is at the back of the village of Cornino and between the cliff side and the first row of villas on a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

An out of the way place but worth a short detour. Small cave houses set out in artisan trades. A few miscalainious animals and very small gift shop. Less than an hour to view but interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Thanks to other visitors we found out about this on TA.There are sign posts on the way and you end up going down an un made road with parking at the end. This site is ancient and people have lived here for a long time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing place to visit. We actually came upon it by accident, but we’re glad we did. The location is amazing. You have to pay a small enterance fee (3€) and you get to see how people have lived here some time ago....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Monta V
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a delightful place, a deserted set of cave dwellings which have been restored to illustrate the lives of Sicilians who lived & worked here. We knew it from the very first episode of Commissario Montalbano, ”Il Llaro di Merendine” (The Snack Thief) as...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great experience together with kids to get to know sicilian old rural life. In this cave Mangiapane family lived till middle of 20th century and thanks to the help of local priest Don Rosario, 30 years later it was restructured. Much better than I was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If you're anywhere nearby and have an interest in history this is a must see. It's a really well put together open air museum that demonstrates life in rural Sicily through this village that was inhabited by four families. You walk around at your own...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones when we arrived. It is definitely off the path but worth a detour. 3 euro pp for them to maintain it with all the animals is a fair price. It felt lika a surreal place and it was hard to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

La Grotto Mangiapane is an ancient prehistoric settlement turned into a village of the 1800s. It was very interesting and provided an authentic look back into the culture of Sicily.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

It was a great family experience. A lot of fun and adventure for whole family. Live animals, original, old buildings and equipment, touch of history and feeling of how local People managed their life several years ago. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Debbie X
12 July 2017|
Response from gicesu | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I went to visit the cave on foot crossing the Monte Cofano Park and I don't know where is closest bus stop.
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Response from mariasilvina214 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I do not think you . We went by car and did not see any public transport around us in the area and it seems a very remote place to reach. You might consider renting a car for one day if you are interested. Hope this... More