“Buca del Corno” Cave


“Buca del Corno” Cave


A rarity in the entire region, Buca del Corno, in Entratico, with its length of 385 metres, is one of the few caves that can be visited in Lombardy. Inside, following the entrance gallery, there is first the Sala della Cascata (Waterfall Hall) and then the Sala del Vortice (Whirlpool Hall), from which two other tunnels depart, one of which has a flow of water.

Visits with a guide exclusively on booking, for the visit inside the cave tunnels (prior booking is strongly recommended).

Visits are organised every Sunday from the end of April (or early May) until the end of September (except on rainy days) in 3 groups of a maximum of 20 people.

Group 1 – 2.30 p.m.
Group 2 – 3.45 p.m.
Group 3 – 5 p.m.

Information on bookings is available at this link (for the 2023 season)

For midweek visits (groups of at least 8 people), please contact the Entratico Municipality (035.942021).

Adults – €3.50
Children over 6 years – €1.50
Children under 6 years – free of charge

Duration of visit: about 60 minutes

– Visits can be booked for groups and school classes also on days differing from scheduled dates.

– Parking: YES (near the road, at the top of Via Corno that leads to the cave entrance); coaches cannot reach this location, and should park in the car parks on Viale Libertà near the Municipal Sports Centre.

– The entrance to the cave can be reached on foot by following the “Pendesa” path running uphill from the centre of the village, a walk of about 40 minutes.

– Possibility of picnics in the area outside the cave.

“Suffice it to say that the Buca del Corno also offers its own small contribution to the history of prehistoric times: burnt embers, a sign of primitive cooking activities; carved bones, and even a fragment of a flint knife and a crude piece of earthenware, together with a blackish, rich loam soil, which could truly be equated to the waste products of that truly primitive habitation”. The words by Abbot Antonio Stoppani in 1875 offer a portrait of the ancient and fascinating Entratico cave as he described it to his young nephews.

One of the cave’s inhabitants is an extremely rare beetle, Allegrettia pavani, a unique species studied by scholars in Italy and Germany, which shares this dark and damp environment with numerous other insects. It is not easy to see it, as it is not very sociable, but during a visit to the Buca del Corno you will learn the secrets of this ancient cave dating back to the Jurassic era, where numerous fossils have also been found.

The cavities of Buca del Corno also include the Sala dell’Altare (Hall of the Altar), which during the Iron Age was probably used as a burial place, considering the finds and remains unearthed, which are now on display at the Museo Archeologico di Bergamo (Bergamo Archaeological Museum). It is also significant for its speleological value: in fact, its structure is perfect as an illustration of the karstic phenomenon, and the cave represents a perfect element for understanding what goes on beneath the earth’s surface.

Today, around Buca del Corno, a six thousand-square-metre park is ideal for spending a day outdoors, after venturing into the depths of the mountain. Dedicated to the Abbot himself, the Stoppani Park can be reached by following CAI Trail n° 629, which starts from Trescore Balneario.

On the official Buca del Corno website, you can explore the cave in 3D before discovering its unique atmosphere: its history, speleological and landscape features are illustrated in a series of panels that are part of a guided tour inside and outside the cave. In addition, a detailed model of the cave structure can be found in the Sala Civica (Civic Hall) at the Entratico Town Council building.


(speleology, Neolithic age)
– rare insects in the cave habitat
– Sala della Cascata (Hall of the Waterfall), Sala del Vortice (Hall of the Whirlpool), Sala della Frana (Hall of the Landslip)
– 6,000-square-metre nature park outside

Promotion and enhancement by Gruppo Guide Buca del Corno (Buca del Corno Guides Group), Entratico.

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