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Grotte di Castellana

Castellana Grotte, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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English first
Mississauga, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour through the caves. The guide was informative and friendly. The English tour begins at 11am. We opted for the longer tour and saw La Grotta Bianca which is beautiful. The walk is fairly easy, but can be slippery in places, so wear shoes that have a rubber tread. The cool atmosphere was a pleasant respite from... More

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Punta Gorda
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was an amazing site. We toured 4 of the rooms to the caverns. Colors, forms, lighting, etc. did not expect it to be so immense. It was an hour tour, you saw much.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

we have been in a number of caves and this was an interesting cave. the tour guide was very informative and interesting. the tour was a smaller group which was nice. if you have seen lots of caves, take the longer tour, we did not have enough time to do the longer tour.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We cycled here from Polignano al mare on a hot day. We were a group of six adults. We were able to eat a picnic in the grounds of the caves while waiting for the short tour of the caves in English. The caves were impressive and best of all were at a constant 16ºC. The tour was under an... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were unlucky enough to have rain most days whilst in Puglia but this attraction was ideal to get shelter. The tours are mainly hourly,unless you want a specific language,worth checking beforehand. We opted for the longer of the two tours offered including seeing the 'White Cave'. About a 3 kg walk on some uneven surfaces that can also be... More

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Naples, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The one hour tour was very informative. The cave is amazing and the rock formations are really neat to see! They have English speaking tours. Do not miss this experience if you are in the area!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a nice break from the heat and an adventure for our little girls who lived it. We did the shorter version, it takes an hour but feels shorter the girls would have liked to have done the longer one. It's worth doing if you're in the area.

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Top Contributor
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13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wonderful caves to visit. My partner and I pondered whether to take the long tour as she suffers from osteoarthritis in her knees, but were glad we did. The steps are not as difficult as mentioned as they are only at the entrance and there is an elevator to come back out. There are lots of strong metal handrails along... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Absolutely fabulous limestone caves, with a good variety of languages for the tours, which incorporate a range of lengths. The full itinerary is extremely long for younger children, and wasn't available in English the day we went, but the short tour gives a really good view of the spectacular natural formations - really lovely to see. Wear good shoes -... More

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London, England
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is th second time we have visited these caves; they are one of the world's Wonders! Well worth going out of your way to visit. Check the times locally to coincide with the Guided Tours, which will give you a complete history of the caves - and the amazing story of how they were found.

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