The Scurati Caves are an ancient settlement and a speleological geological site located in the municipality of Custonaci. The site includes a total of nine caves. The largest cave is the Mangiapane cave, which is about 70 meters high, 13 wide and 50 deep. Numerous ancient findings have been found in the site including rock paintings.

Guido Dalla Rosa first explored the area in 1870, surfacing ancient clues of a human presence – some of which 20,000 years old: flits, obsidian tools and cave paintings. The caves, however, were not a regular archeological site: in the early 1800s, man had returned. Indeed, Grotta Mangiapane is named after the family who had settled in these primordial quarters and lived there until the 1950s.



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Founded: 18,000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Mark Vassallo (4 months ago)
A must see. Well kept and well presented life style of days gone by.
giada cestari (5 months ago)
Go back in time by walking around the paths of this former village of a self efficient family. You will see houses made out of the mountain's cave, traditional tools and there are also some courtyard animals keeping the place alive. Very quick and hurried introduction from the person in charge at the entrance. Free parking and free toilet. Donation at the site.
Mike CA (11 months ago)
Amazing site. Tour guide was very nice. Highly recommend
Martin Suhr (Veganic.Martin) (12 months ago)
It was so sweet. The museum - village is so well maintained and I was struck by all the detail we could figure out. Unfortunately we couldn't go all the way into Grotto since there was a movie to be shot. But anyway. Already the outsides were really really nice!
lino ferrara (2 years ago)
A well preserved wonder of nature and man. Once covered by water then inhabited by early man and then the home to an extended family. Inhabited until the early 1960s. Worth the trip and have a live nativity at Christmas. Being your camera spectacular views of the sea as well....
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