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Gravina Sotterranea

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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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Incredbile information about the life of "the town beneath the town"

Incredible information about the life of "the town beneath the town" - actually the town was built by excavating underneath it to obtain rock for construction! Take the longest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Incredible information about the life of "the town beneath the town" - actually the town was built by excavating underneath it to obtain rock for construction! Take the longest tour, which includes a tour above ground, over the bridge, offering a great view of the town. (It completes the tour of Matera.) Better to call first, on the http://gravinasotterranea.it website... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

if you want to know about the history of the place, go for a tour of the underground Gravina. If you want to know about life of the people, go for a long tour. Initially, we wanted a short trip - 45 minutes but we changed our minds and we decided to take 1 hr 20 min tour - with... More 

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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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Address: Via Antonio Meucci | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
Phone Number: 3285415379
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Gravina in Puglia

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