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Grotta Sonora is a captivating project focused on crafting and creating experimental musical instruments. Born from the creative minds of Madhava Carrara and Margherita Cioffi, both artisans and musicians, this endeavor
reflects their deep passion for
sound exploration and craftsmanship.
Madhava Carrara, deeply influenced by Indian culture, brings a wealth of musical and artisanal expertise to the project. With years of experience in creating stringed, wind, and percussion instruments using a diverse range of materials, including recycled items, his artistic journey has been one of continual innovation and discovery.

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Meanwhile, Margherita Cioffi, a gifted singer and decorator, has lent her creative prowess to the exploration that underpins the Grotta Sonora project.

The project began in a cave of Etruscan origin near the ancient village of Calcata in the Treja Valley. It was within this mystical space that their first instruments were meticulously crafted. As fate would have it, the cave provided an ideal acoustical environment for playing these newly-fashioned instruments, ultimately serving as the catalyst for the Grotta Sonora project.

Looking ahead, our vision is to extend this sonic experience to diverse and unique locations across the globe, recreating the enchanting resonance and harmony found within our own Grotta.

the cave


Our first instruments were crafted in an Etruscan origin cave in Calcata, an ancient village in the Treja Valley closed to Rome. The cave turned out to be the perfect place to play these newly-crafted instruments, thus kicking off the “Grotta Sonora” project.

The harmony of the instruments make the cave , named GROTTA SONORA , a true interactive gallery. 


It started as the home of an “ensemble” of unique instruments, putting people in touch with sound and its vibrations and combining hearing and visual experiences, but the project is always in progress, It's a continuous development and experimentation process. 

In the first period the The cave was open to visitors, and after we decided to share our instruments and sell them also internationally to the large sound healing community, while continuing to put creativity and love into our products.




9th - 15th JUNE


Grotta Sonora is a good location for concerts, and we are happy to invite artists with experimental projects to perform in our space.


All the events at Grotta Sonora are published on our social  pages.

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Grotta Sonora is located close to Calcata, a charming medieval village, 47 kilometers north of Rome, overlooking the Treja Valley, once the bed of the Tiber river.

Calcata is also known as the “village of artists” and in recent years has become a thriving tourist destination.


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