Guided speleologic excursion
An alternative route in the Monticiano area can be the visit to "Buca Dei
Falchi" ( Falcon's Cave).
From the village of "Iesa" leads a path
practicable both on foot and by bike, inside the naturalistic territory
between the rivers Farma and Merse, crossing the most fascinating parts
where it is not unusual to observe birds of prey or other wild animals.
The Falcon's Cave is a big cavern, one of the most spectacular in Siena's
Province. It offers a difference in level of 20 metres and an overall
growth that stretches for 150 metres.
The cave develops over 4 rooms where
the magnificent state of conservation lets one observe the different
stages of the life of a cavern. The silence in the cavern is broken only
by the rhythm of the water drops falling from above, indicating that the
cave is still active.
The spectacle and the colours of the stalactites and
stalagmites are fantastic. Access with a guide allows the visit.
The Pro-loco Monticiano association organizes guided excursions with expert
speleologists and provides all the necessary equipment.