Visit to the Grotte Di Nettuno
The caves of Neptune are among the largest marine cavities in Italy, one of the most fascinating jewels of nature in the Mediterranean. Their formation dates back to about two million years ago: inside you will see rooms with amazing karst conformations, a white sandy beach and a huge underground lake. The coves de Neptú (in Catalan), discovered by a fisherman in the 18th century and which quickly became a tourist attraction, have a horizontal development of about four kilometers at the same level as the sea surface. Located 24 kilometers from Alghero, they are the pride of the protected marine area of Capo Caccia-Piana island, inside the park of Porto Conte. You will reach its entrance by going down the Escala del cabirol, the ‘roe deer’ (in Catalan): 654 steps that cling to the western ridge of the Capo Caccia promontory up to the entrance. Or, more comfortably, you will get there by sea, with boats leaving, every day, from the tourist port of the Catalan city or from the pier of Cala Dragunara in Porto Conte, thus enjoying the spectacle that the rocky walls overlooking the sea offer. On the way you will be thrilled by the countless wonderful views of the Coral Riviera.