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Grotta Mangiapane: Sicily’s Lost in Time Cave - Unusual Places
You’ll have a tough time finding Grotta Mangiapane, but you’ll know it when you see it, for the Grotta Mangiapane (or “Mangiapane Cave” for non-Italian speakers) contains a secret. The cave, 18 km northwest of Trapani on Sicily’s west coast, is home to an ancient village that has remained untouched for nearly seventy years. Today, the village functions as an open-air museum, where visitors can step back in time to see what Italian life was like in the golden days of yore. The history of the cave isn’t quite set in stone (ba-dum tshh), but carvings found on the cave’s …