Plan your visit
The cave is open to the public after a protective structure of steel and fiberglass was made in 2005. Visitors can access the cave by a short footpath and remain in the cave entrance. It is possible to visit the prehistoric site also during the archaeological fieldwork, usually in August and September, and see the sections showing the finely layered Paleolithic sequence.
Not far away, in the village of Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo, a selection of the most relevant findings is permanently on show at the Paleontological and Archaeological Museum.
Every day of the year it is possible to visit the cave with a guide, booking beforehand. A minimum entrance fee is required. However in summer, from June to September, on Sunday and bank holiday afternoons there are guided visits to the site without prior booking, lasting about an hour.
Prehistoric themed workshops for schools or for families are also available and must be booked in advance.
See here for further information.
For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
in Italian, English or German
|For booked groups of at least 20 paying persons
||€ 7,00 per person
|For booked groups of 11 to 20 paying persons
||€ 8,00 per person
without prior booking during special summer Sunday openings
|family of 2 adults and 2 paying children (6 to 18)
€ 5,00 per further minors in the group
|per person over 65, students and teachers
|children under 6, disabled persons and their aids (Please note: The site is not suitable for wheelchairs.)
|per person for educational workshops + guided visit to the cave (booked groups)
|per person workshops only (booked groups).
Fumane Cave can only be reached by car.
The town of Fumane can be easily reached from the A22 motorway. Take the Verona Nord exit following the service road (tangenziale) towards Valpolicella. Follow the signs Fumane and Molina respectively. At the fork for Molina, keep to the right and follow the road sign to “Grotta di Fumane” for about 3 minutes. Stop and park when you see Bar Trattoria Valsorda on the left.
It will take you about 10 minutes to walk to the entrance of the cave from here.
Have a look at this map to learn about the region.
Shopping & Dining
Visitor centre, bookshop and giftshop: coming soon!
Typical local products
Sapori della Valpolicella / Via Progni, 1 - Fumane
phone +39 045 222 7452
Terre di Molina. Dispensa e vineria
La Bottega di Corrado Benedetti
Enjoy a Palaeo-dinner at:
Enoteca della Valpolicella
phone +39 045 6839146
Ristorante Alla Rosa Scamperle / Via Incisa, 8 - Fumane
phone +39 045 7701006