The Club first visited the area in 1967 and a small team explored the Antro del Corchia. In 1968, a larger expedition returned to extend the cave and try to push at the marble boulder choke at the bottom. An extension was found, but off the side of the cave, and this eventually led to a new lower entrance now known as the Buca del Serpente. The Club returned in 1969 at Easter, July and October and various loose ends were tidied up.
There was a lull followed by a Club trip/holiday in 1973 (total cost of ferry, transport and main meals was £30 per person!) and there have been various smaller scale visits since. The Club and the area around the village of Levigliani became closely connected through the work of Stan Gee (deceased).
The following reports were published by the DCC and can be downloaded here:
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