Lat: 38° 5' 36.06310" N - Long: 12° 40' 15.31323" E
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Sicily always offer unique and picturesque places, and the caves of Scurati, a fraction of the municipality of Custonaci, are certainly one of the most beautiful places to visit.
It is a series of nine caves used by man since prehistoric times, as evidenced by some incisions on the walls and the discovery of tools dating back to the Paleolithic.
Among these, the largest, with a height of about 70 meters, 13 wide and 50 deep, is the Mangiapane cave, so called because it belonged to the Mangiapane family.
Inside, since 1819, it houses a picturesque village, complete with a chapel, houses and shops, which has remained inhabited until the fifties, and is still in excellent condition.
This village at Christmas time hosts the evocative representation "Living Crib of Custonaci - The Nativity and Traditional Trades", in which relive the crafts and ancient traditions.
In 2006 the living Nativity was included in the Immaterial Heritage Register of Sicily.
The cave has also been chosen as the location for some episodes of the television series Il Commissario Montalbano.
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