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Grotte di Castellana

Castellana Grotte, Italy
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This grotto was very deep and spooky but great place to visit. It does get very chilly inside since you are deep down but something you don't see on the ground. Such place exist in underground!! Fascinating place to see. What an experience. If you don't have strong legs then take things very slowly!!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The caves were originally formed by a river, it is an amazing sightseeing, unique in the world. Advise to put on shoes without high hills and with rubber base.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

These caves are stunning and well worth a visit. There are a choice of two tours, one longer and further into the cave system than the other. We went on the short tour, but next time will do the longer one. Be sure to wear "sensible" shoes as you do need them, although the pathways are well made and easy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I never realized how many caves existed in Italy until we took the tour. Since I was with family from Italy, we took the tour in Italian. I was surprised that I understood almost all of it. It was interested to find out that the place wasn't discovered until the 1930's. Up until that point it was being used as... More

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Valletta, Malta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We really enjoyed visiting these caves - all 3 km of them! There's a choice of 2 tours - we took the 2nd itinerary which lasted around 2 hours long & takes you to the farthest caves. The guides are knowledgeable & explain in great detail everything there is to know about these caves. A visit is recommended.

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New Malden, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A fabulous experience, although a little chaotic at times - but hey, this is Italy! It was alsoi a lovely cool oasis on a very hot day.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Caves are magnificent. English tour at 11.00 a.m. is 2 hours and English tour at 4.00 p.m. is 1 hour. The 2 hour tour is a lot of walking and could be tiring on the legs for those not used to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beautiful caves and a wonderful experience especially on a hot day when you can escape the heat for a couple of hours. It is a 5 km walk underground and at times quite slippery so do bring good shoes. Dont let that put you off, my 3 year old participated and she managed (and loved it). Next day she wanted... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

You will truly be amazed by the grottoes. It is a must do if you are in the Puglia region. I did it as a day trip from Bari. It was easilly reachable through train. (but don't plan ongoing it a Sunday as they are no trains). It seams like we could have save a few euros if we bought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Grotte di Castellana is 3348 metres in length and the point of maximum depth reaches 122 metres. This subterranean world of calcareous rock formations dates back to the upper Cretaceous (ninety- one hundred million years ago)! The temperature inside is 18°C but there was 90 percent humidity so it didn’t feel cold. It was actually a welcome relief from... More

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