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Cava D'Ispica (Ragusa Province) is a long, deep, limestone gorge, known as Cava ("quarry"), like others in this Hyblaean part of Sicily, although this one is the most interesting and impressive and deservedly the most famous.

Of interest: The grotta dei Santi (Saint's Cave); Near here is the important Larderia, a group of 4th-5th century BC catacombs, and not far away is the grotta di Santa Maria (St Mary's cave); the grotta della Signora (Lady's cave), and a cave containing the best preserved frescoes in the area.

Churches (Ragusa Diocese) include the following:

Chiesa di San Pancrati (historic)
Chiesa di San Nicola (historic)

Links to other sites about Cava D'Ispica include:

Sicilian Net
Sicily Web
Italian Wikipedia
Italian Towns
Italian Postal Codes

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily - A Reference for Researchers and is now available. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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