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Rutta Niedda Dorgali

The "Rutta Niedda" cave (Black Cave) can be easily reached by walking along the Codula di Fuili, after a few hundred meters of walking from the entrance to the stairway that leads to the beach. About 1.5 km long, it is considered a paleo-upper level of the more famous Grotta del Bue Marino and, although the surveys made can be superimposed, a junction point between the two inlets has not yet been found.

The cave is very rich in fascinating concretions, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Rutta Niedda is so called due to the black coloring of the walls of a part of the galleries and is very important from an anthropological and archaeological point of view, as artifacts and osteological remains from various historical periods have been found inside. Archaeologists assume that the cave was used as a burial place and originally as a sanctuary. During the visit, hypotheses of the cave usage can be found thanks to the presence of ceramic remains from the Nuragic and Roman periods and human bones.

Access is regulated by the Zentes company which manages the cave. In winter the visits are targeted and reduced, to not disturb the colonies of Rhinolophus Ferrum - Equinum and Miniopterus schreibe bats hibernating. >For more information, call 3496662264 or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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