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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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One of the most important attractions of Puglia!

It is an amazing experience if you choose to go thru the longer visit that will last about 2 hours. You will walk 3 km and you will see first the entry cave about 60 m high, 50 m... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
romancutza
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an amazing experience if you choose to go thru the longer visit that will last about 2 hours. You will walk 3 km and you will see first the entry cave about 60 m high, 50 m large and 100 m lenght, then many stalactites, stalagmites, fossils, canyons with names like "Milan Cathedral" and "Pisa Tower" and the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit the Grotte of Castellana during our holiday in Puglia organized by Arrivederci Puglia Travel....it was an unforgettable experience!

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A must-see place. The best cave of the world. Just book a plane and go there. It feels like being in a movie. Don't bring small children with you it is too hard for them.

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Pisa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I visited "le grotte" as a child and went back as an adult. WOW! They are more beautiful than I remember...worth the drive and the entrance fee.

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We got the train from Bari to Grotte di Castellana. There we've founded an english amnd french guide who was very lovely. Grotte di Castellana is having a 1 km section and a 3 km section. You are entering through it and at the end you are getting out with an elevator, or you can just walk on the stairs... More 

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Mohali, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Going to caves is fun filled for non italian speakers, choose your time for 4 hours tour. If going by bus please take a mental note of the bus stop on way back. Siesta everything is closed and on holidays bus schedule is erratic and no one is sure about it. Eating place is available next to ticket counters. General... More 

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

There is a short about 1 km walk and the longer 3 km walk. Take the longer one and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites about 2 hours The tour guides are most informative on the English tour. Surrounding the cave centre are shops and restaurants so enjoy a full day out.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A good and comfortable walk at 70 meters below through beautiful stalactites and stalagmites ending up in the white cave, a wonder of natures. Worm clothes and anti slippery shoes are advisable, but don't overestimate the cold in winter. After a few minutes most people feel warmer than expected.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The Grotte was not initially on our itinerary but came highly recommended by our Puglia tour guide. I'm glad we obliged. What a majestic site. The two hour tour offered us access to all the levels in the grotto with the help of a guide. Photos are only permissible in the first cave but the rest leave you with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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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