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Gravina Sotterranea

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Address: Via Antonio Meucci | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
Phone Number: 3285415379
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In 2005 a group of speleologues leaded by Mr Michele Parisi, discovers and...

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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We visited the cellars of Gravina as a group after a day walking in the nearby countryside. The guide was excellent, pointing out things we might never have seen and making clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Competent guide introduces you to secrets of a unique civilization where people extracted from the cellars the stone to build the houses

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited the cellars of Gravina as a group after a day walking in the nearby countryside. The guide was excellent, pointing out things we might never have seen and making clear why quarries I'd seen on another trip looked like brick-built rail sidings (it's because of how limestone is cut). An awesome experience to think of the citizens burrowing... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

About attraction we learned by accident at the information center, where we got the address. The place was near, a small street in the city center, in the evening. Only closed doors. He spoke to a man who spoke only Italian. We have done is only a small circle - about 20-30min - and in Italian. We do not speak... More 

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Osnabruck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We arrived in Gravina more or less by chance because we were looking for a town to stop at before going further south in Puglia. Having found a nice place to stay here via AirBnB we checked out what to do here and one of the first things that popped up was "Gravina Sotterranea". We read the reviews here and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Everytime i have the pleasure to visit this unique place is an enormous experience. Ask to visit every place and ask to the guide if you can visit also an underground curch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Incredible information about the life of "the town beneath the town" - actually the town was built by excavating underneath it to obtain rock for construction! Take the longest tour, which includes a tour above ground, over the bridge, offering a great view of the town. (It completes the tour of Matera.) Better to call first, on the http://gravinasotterranea.it website... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

if you want to know about the history of the place, go for a tour of the underground Gravina. If you want to know about life of the people, go for a long tour. Initially, we wanted a short trip - 45 minutes but we changed our minds and we decided to take 1 hr 20 min tour - with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the most interesting and surprising guided tours I've ever taken! The caves are simply stunning, and the guide, a most passionate kid whose dedication brought us all over town with joy and enthusiasm.

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Aversa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the slices of history from 7th century to the early 20th century. Our guide did a great job connecting what we could see below and above ground with the subterranean life of old Gravina.

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philadelphia
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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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