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Gravina Sotterranea

Via Antonio Meucci | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
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Owner description: 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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philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Mechelen, Belgium
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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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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 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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rancho viejo, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We stayed in Gravina and were told about Sotterranea by our hotel staff. Before we left town we took a two hour tour with Antonella and Mariella. These lovely ladies gave us the Gold standard of tours. My wife has a problem with her foot and needs to move a little slower than most. These ladies were incredibly patient with... More

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

When visiting the real Italy, in Puglia do not bypass Gravina or miss the many historic ,beautiful and delisious wonders of Gravina in Puglia. The Sotterrannea is without doubt incredible Go ans see for yourself

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