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At the beginning caverns were used as protection place by prehistoric populations, after many centuries their interest and use faded away although they continued to excite charm and mystery on people. After starting scientific studies, the caverns returned to interest studious and curiouses, so the first real cave explorations and research became after middle 1800. Later cavers reached considerable deepness thanks to sciences evolution and best exploring materials. Nowadays the charming and mysterious underground adventure  proceed out to discover new magnify sensations. Anyway spelaelogy is not only exploring, others interesting and important aspects are involved in it, as well as protection of fragile underground water circulation systems: the 
waters that we are going to drink...!