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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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A lovely place in Puglia!

Since the reviews of Gravina Sotterranea were really good, we made the trip to the lovely town Gravina. With a little help from police and others we found our way to the place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since the reviews of Gravina Sotterranea were really good, we made the trip to the lovely town Gravina. With a little help from police and others we found our way to the place nearby the Four Fountains monument. And it was definitely worth it. We saw the caves and the underground church (XI-XII century). You expericience life frome earlier times... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Excellent tour of caves and underground cisterns in Gravina. The caves are amazing and there was such a sense of adventure! It was very interesting to understand how people extracted their building material and lived in previous centuries. The guides were knowledgeable and explained historical, geological and engineering matters very clearly. They really go beyond the call of duty. Definitely... More 

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Gravina in Puglia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Four yrs. ago, our best friend came to visit us in Gravina, from the United States of America. This was our first time visiting Gravina Sotterranea, " The Underground Gravina" was spectacular, adventure, fun, exploring to look around. The whole entire place looked unbelivable as you living another city, a lot of history that what makes it so beautiful. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect when we went, hidden in a side street, but opened up into a wonderful 2 hour trip under and around the town. Excellent guide, only young but very knowledgable. There's a surprise story around every corner. I was fascinated by the aquedotto too and the history on the walk on the way there. It was... More 

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We spent a couple of hours on a rainy day touring the underground parts of Gravina In Puglia and found it very interesting. It gives a new perspective on how the city was (and still is) built and on what was it like in past centuries. The cons are that this tour is not very interesting for very young kids... More 

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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Excellent starting point for your visit to Gravina in Puglia! Guide is very well prepared, will make you an appointment to suite and also offers guides in English as well as Italian. Tour takes you through a very instructive underground start, through the Sassi, into the water-duct and what's left of Etruscan tombs. The tour offers an insight to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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