Splendid natural monuments in San Vito Lo Capo - Sicily

Among the naturalistic attractions of our territory we can include the earthly caves, real natural monuments , fascinating for their position and their history.

Uzzo Cave - Zingaro Reserve

Majestic and scenic, the Uzzo cave is located right in the middle of the Zingaro Reserve , about sixty meters above sea level. Studied for the first time around 1920 by the French paleontologist, Raymond Vaufrey, the Uzzo cave, since the 1970s, has been at the center of repeated excavation campaigns which have highlighted the great importance of this inhabited site by homo sapiens already in the Mesolithic period, ten thousand years ago. In this place, primitive men lived, fished, hunted and buried their dead. Numerous engravings left on the walls of the cave. Many finds dating back to that period are now found in the Natural History Museum in Paris , including burials and funerary furnishings, but also flints, chipped stones used as weapons. And then animal bones, deer and horses and fish spines.

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Horse Cave - Cala Mancina cliffs

Another cave to visit near San Vito Lo Capo is the Grotta dei Cavalli .
Fascinating and mysterious for the pictorial representations, dating back to the Eneolithic, which can be glimpsed on the walls at the back of the cave, it is even more so for its position, about thirty meters above sea level from which you can enjoy a unique spectacle.
Some scholars have managed to read among his rock paintings: some human figures, the sun, a stylized boat and various abstract and enigmatic signs.

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Macari cliffs

Other smaller caves open onto the nearby cliffs and also hide some secret messages from them: the Isulidda Caves under the watchtower of the same name, five caves in three of which engravings from the "Upper Paleolithic" (from 40 thousand to 10 thousand years ago) and drawings depicting deer; the Grotta dei Ciaraveddi and that of Racchio, near the town of Macari, where many flints were found; the Zubbia cave, on the Piano di Sopra, which opens underground and is interesting to visit (it extends for a few hundred metres).

Mangiapane Cave - Custonaci

Absolutely worth visiting for its naturalistic and historical value, the Grotta Mangiapane , also famous for its Living Nativity Scene, one of the most evocative places in western Sicily.
The Mangiapane cave is part of the Scurati cave complex which is located within the Monte Cofano nature reserve , in Custonaci, a few minutes from San Vito Lo Capo.

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