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Grotte di Castellana

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Address: Piazzale Anelli, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy
Phone Number: 390804998221
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The Devil's Hole

I have visited many caves on my travels, in Italy, Slovenia, the Caribbean, Lebanon and China. This was a special experience. It was as spectacular as any but some way more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many caves on my travels, in Italy, Slovenia, the Caribbean, Lebanon and China. This was a special experience. It was as spectacular as any but some way more intimate than any that I have seen. The 1.5 kilometer walk to the end at times was carved into the small pathways leading to spectacular displays of stalactites and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't even know this place existed & I'm so glad my husband used Tripadvisor to find it! We went on a wet Oct day which was a good call as its a constant temperature instead - be sure to take a light jacket or fleece! We took our 18 month old daughter, no buggies are permitted so we carried... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had no expectations of our visit, but were blown away by the caves, their beauty and majesty. The first cave was spectacular with an opening to the sky, and the other caves had the most amazing display of stalactites and stalacmites, of all sizes. Our guide in particular, Daniella, deserves special mention, as she made the whole visit interesting... More 

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Ariano Irpino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit to the speleological system of the Grotte di Castellana, discovered by Franco Anelli on 23 January 1938 and subsequently explored along with Vito Matarrese, unfolds along two itineraries offering a myriad of spectacular concretions, stalactites, stalagmites, curtains and columns, with the help of guides. The short itinerary, 1 km long for about 50 minutes, reaches the Cave of... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the visit. We took the small visit (about 50min) and paid about 10euro per person. The cave is very big with many things to see! Stalagmites, stalactites and even a dinosaur tooth!!!!WOW! The guide said that they have explored 2000 caves and since there are 2 other caves in the area in about 5 -15km distance they believe that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cave tour is amongst the best we have been on. The display of limestone cave features was extensive and truly beautiful. We did the full tour which was well worth the extra walking( 3km in total) as the final cavern, the white cave was the best of all. It does require a reasonable level of fitness as there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This was fantastic. It's a long trek but well worth it. Our guide spoke very good English and had a great sense of humour. The rock formations and colours are amazing.

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Taranto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A fantastic way to pass two hours in the south of Italy. I have visited the caves at Castellana many times, in different seasons and everytime I'm left with the same feeling. They are just so beautiful and the tour guides get better and better at helping the visitors see new things.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Unfortunately we arrived at this attraction just prior to a guided tour (which is mandatory) that included an Italian speaking guide. The English speaking guided tour was later at an inconvenient time for our tour group. The grotto is very interesting and luckily joining our eight person tour was a Dutch gentleman who could understand German. Our tour guide could... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The full tour is incredibly impressive - I have been to quite a few caves and this one is definitely up there in regards to size and impressiveness. Only downer for us was that we couldnt get on an english tour - the wait was just too long so we decided to join an italian one (these leave all the... More 

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