Grotte di Osimo

Jul 29, 2021 336

UNDER THE ANCIENT CITY OF Osimo lies a dense network of tunnels, passages, and underground environments dug at various levels. They are connected vertically to each other by wells or chimneys.

The labyrinth of caves connects to a few notable palaces such as Palazzo Campana, Palazzo Riccioni, Palazzo Simonetti, and Palazzo Gallo. The 88 caves and a dozen narrow underground tunnels were most likely used as escape passages, food storage facilities, or for the passage of water. The mystery surrounding the origins of these caves is probably due to their secrecy.

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