All photos by Marco Stucchi This post is a selection of some of the most evocative and unusual images of underground Tuscany, a well-preserved world full of charm and wild beauty. Click on the photo to have a 360° view. The Grotta del Vento (Wind Caves) in Fornovolasco The Grotta del Vento or Wind Cave is located in one of the wildest areas of the Natural Park of the Apuan Alps and it is considered one of the most beautiful caves in Europe with regard to the morphological aspects. Entering the cave, visitors will find an endless variety of limestone concretions and a multitude of large rooms, dizzying wells, stalactites and stalagmites, castings polychrome, alabaster drapes and crystal lakes. There are three paths in the Grotta del Vento, each one with different characteristics. The first path is quite flat and rich in limestone concretions of extraordinary beauty. The second path begins with a deep, breathtaking abyss and continues with a slight downhill till a small underground river. Wide stairs and a huge vertical well characterize the third path. La Miniera del Ginevro (Ginevro Mine) in Capoliveri, Elba Island These images describe the underground mine of Ginevro, located in Capoliveri, Elba Island and active until 1981. The mine is structured on three levels of galleries, running for approximately 5 kilometers:
- the first level at +6 meters above sea level;
- the second level -24 meters above sea level;
- the third level -54 meters above sea level.