Majella National park
Cavallone caves are situated between Taranta Peligna and Lama dei Peligni, they develop for more than two km. They are divided into a main gallery and three secondary branches. If you venture into the caves, water will be the main element of this wonderful and unique underworld trough pits, galleries, lakes, stalactites and stalagmites. The entrance of the caves recall the eye of a horse, whose snout seems to be carved into the rock. The magnificent karst formations fascinates every summer speleologists and tourists who come to visit them. In 1904 the painter Francesco Paolo Michetti found the inspiration right here for the setting of the second act of the pastoral drama La figlia di Jorio by Gabriele D’Annunzio.
The grotte del cavallone and Fara San Martino gorges are situated inside the Majella national park, an oasis on the mountan, the most impervious and savage part of the Central Apennines. Inside the park you can see wolf and bear traces, cross high altitude plateaus and imposing canyons, but you can also step into hermitages, abbeys, stone huts and fascinating historical centres.