Si Trova: sull'isola di Levanzo
Lat: 38° 0' 8.229252" N - Long: 12° 19' 20.94925" E
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In Levanzo there is a cave returning traces of ten thousand years ago, when the island was still united to Sicily: the Grotta del Genovese.
Here there are thirty-three engraved figures and a hundred painted figures.
A real museum of prehistory.
Many animals are reproduced, among which some have disappeared from Sicily, such as the deer, a species of bull and a small horse.
There are riproduction of fishes, men in tunic and stylized forms of idols too.
The figures of a tuna and a dolphin are the oldest depictions of fish known in Europe.
In the first part of the cave we can see the remains of a kiln to produce lime; it's from the Middle Ages; later the cave was used as a shelter for the animals; only in 1949 the innermost chamber with the incisions was rediscovered.
The cave can be visited for a fee.
For info tel: 0923 924032 or 339 741 8800.
What happened in Sicily: 23 January
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A rare baroque fortress
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