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Address: Via Antonio Meucci | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
Phone Number: 3285415379
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Description: In 2005 a group of speleologues leaded by Mr Michele Parisi, discovers and...
In 2005 a group of speleologues leaded by Mr Michele Parisi, discovers and makes know to people tunnels, cisterns,aqueducts, cells, rocky churches, barns, old furnaces hidden in meanders placed under the city centre. In this suggestive world they discovered great towers and ruins of old city walls. It is very interesting to admire the historical cells of the Ducal Palace (the house in which pope Benedict XIII was born), the cell placed under the seat of Gravina Souterrain, the cells of Amato Palace.
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Hidden treasures underneath a jewel-city

One of the most interesting and surprising guided tours I've ever taken! The caves are simply stunning, and the guide, a most passionate kid whose dedication brought us all over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

One of the most interesting and surprising guided tours I've ever taken! The caves are simply stunning, and the guide, a most passionate kid whose dedication brought us all over town with joy and enthusiasm.

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Aversa, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We enjoyed the slices of history from 7th century to the early 20th century. Our guide did a great job connecting what we could see below and above ground with the subterranean life of old Gravina.

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philadelphia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

when first we toured we saw amazing depths in the city..however the second time we had an unusually energetic guide. He lled us to many more loer levels that were in various places of the city, telling us of the history and the lore. Such a interesting (and exhusting) trip into the lower levels of Gravina, my fathers birthplace. we... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This fantastic tour of the underground included huge water cisterns, old wayer wells, granaries and wine stores of the ancient town of Gravina. It deserves to be visited, it is easy to make and quite fascinating.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a great time being guided by Francesco on the very reasonably priced 1 hour 20 minute tour. This is not to be missed and adds another dimension to a visit to lovely Gravina.

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The tour of the underground of Gravina was very interesting. This is not to be missed and was very informative. We did the one hour tour and I was impressed with the detailed explanations and examples of life in historic Gravina. Francesco was a great guide and clearly very knowledgable on his subject! "Tootsie" was the highlight!

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Mechelen, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This little tour was an absolute pearl as it gives you a direct insight into the pst conditions of living of the former inhabitants of the region. It was very well explained and the tour seems to be ever-changing, exhibiting some recent new finds of excavated cellars. A good and very informative tour with English-speaking guides, a must-do!

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Rauma, Finland
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We did the underground visit with our daugher (3.5 years) and it was just perfect for all of us (adult and kid). It is very interesting to see the underground of the city and the guide was very kind. We higly recommend the visit of 1h20 or the 2h, it's worth it Gravina in Puglia is a nice small city,... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Gravina in Puglia proved to be a fantastic destination. The "sassi", ancient caves that were occupied for over three millenia, dot the the surounding area, rivaling those found in nearby Matera, a Unesco World Heritage Sight. The town of Gravina has become a culinary destination for Italians who find the diet of the South, featuring olive oils, greens, tomatoes and... More 

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Wookey Hole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This tour of the underground water cisterns, wells, granaries and wine stores of Gravina is quite unique. The guide who showed me this underground world speaks excellent English and can brng to life the history and uses of these tunnels and caverns. Don't miss this as it's an incredible piece of local history. The fee for a one hour tour... More 

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