The Saracen caves
Natural shelters against raids
The Saracen caves, excavated in the calcarenite (aka “tufo”) rocks and hidden by a thick vegetation, were a shelter to escape from the atrocious barbarism made by the Saracens in the 650 b.C. Fascinating for their morphologic structure, they are made of different environments linked to each other; on the inside it is still possible to see the incision cross shaped and the numerous votive signs. Numerous caves are linked and can be visited with a local guide. You can start your tour from “Serro dell’Acqua”, through a route among tufo rocks and the “Vallone del Castagno”, where the first cave is located. If You keep going, on a more difficult route, You can reach the other caves.