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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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Grotte di Castellana Guided Tour from Bari

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Utterly amazing- do not miss this fantastico experience!!

Didn't bother with any of the tips we had read on tripadvisor- mainly as we aren't well organised enough! Didn't book in advance,- no problem getting a ticket, parked on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Droitwich
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Droitwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't bother with any of the tips we had read on tripadvisor- mainly as we aren't well organised enough! Didn't book in advance,- no problem getting a ticket, parked on the road- didn't get a parking ticket! Don't use the toilet- you have to pay- in any case you are about to undertake reasonably vigorous exercise so even in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Today I took the long English language tour of the Grotte di Castellana. It was great. We had a much smaller group than the Italian groups did. Laura, our guide, was enthusiastic about the wonder, history, and geology of the caves. She had a fun sense of humor and light spirit accompanying her rich knowledge. I took the recommendation of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I don't claim to be particularly "into caves" but this one is certainly worth a visit. I have been twice but only done the shorter tour which I would guess would be fine for most people. The tour guide was sweet and had a cheesy line of patter. Do take a light jumper even in simmer since it is cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The biggest tourist attraction in the area, the Grotte of Castallana were only discovered in 1938. Previously the bloody great hole in the middle of a local field was thought to be the gateway to hell. An intrepid doctor lowered himself down on a rope and within 12 years the caves became so famous that the town of Castallana added... More 

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brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to tour! The grotte exceeded my expectations, and we had a wonderful tour guide who was so well informed and professional, she really enhanced our experience (maybe Paola but not certain). We took the long tour and my 4 & 8 year old handled it just fine with no complaints. The tour goes on a steady... More 

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Trento, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Grotte with a 3.5 and 8 year old. We arrived around 10am, and took the short tour (in Italian). This was certainly enough for the 3.5 year old. Our 8 year old could have managed the long tour easily. The tour guide was genuinely positive and complementary of the cave and the features, but I felt that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing natural creation formed over millions of year. It was not the first time I have visited but after many years I had forgotten how awesome this cave system is. One of the jaw-dropping facts I learnt today is that the average stalactite takes 50-60 years to grow 1 cubic cm!!! The ticketing system is a bit chaotic so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the caves! It is rare when they allow you to go deeper in the cave and see different formations. It is about an hour tour with a humorous guide (at least ours was :)). Great for the kids and adults, and also perfect to get away from the heat outside. And it includes bats!!! ))

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really was a great cave. Our English guide was amazing lots of information. We were in a group of about 30, but they were putting groups in of about 100 which meant for lots of queuing in the caves for these larger groups. Book tickets online and go straight into the departure area I.e. Don't spend time in the long... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clearly the caves themselves are magnificent, however trying to see them at any less than 48 hours notice in high season will prove hopeless. We tried to book online the day before our planned visit but this was 'not possible', unless booking 30 (?) hours before your chosen visit. We asked our Italian host to phone ahead to check at... More 

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