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Address: Piazzale Anelli, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 499 8221
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Interesting and beautiful caves

We visited the caves around the 1st week of November on a beautiful sunny day. We are an American couple, living in a nearby town for the next few months and took a visit here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the caves around the 1st week of November on a beautiful sunny day. We are an American couple, living in a nearby town for the next few months and took a visit here when a family member came to visit us. On the website, it directs you to call for reservations and I did just that, asking for... More 

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Hanford, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a lovely tour of the caves today, in Italian (we only speak a little so we were pretty much lost the entire time) but that was ok. The caves itself were pretty incredible. However, the parking lot isn't quite next to the entrance of the caves about a 5 min walk. While we were on our tour our... More 

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Capitola, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it is off season but, This was shocking. Our last day in Puglia and we were excited to see the caves. We parked in the public parking across from the police station along with about 8-10 other cars. We went on the 12:00 tour, which lasted about 2 hours. When we got back to our car and everything... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the caves and they are definitely impressive. We did the long tour and it was really good. The White Cave is wonderful and worth to see. Very good the guide accompanying the group. I suggest to book in advance the tickets.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was really informative - English tour is at 1pm (short 1km tour) she told us that the hole in the top of the cave was originally a city dump - the villagers in Castellana used this as a dump site until they discovered that this was actually a cave 60 meters deep! You are permitted to take photographs... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to the grotto came highly recommended. The low-down on this tourist attraction is that it really is worth spending some your travel budget in a bit of a Middle Earth experience. Our guide was very interested in her environment and it showed in her commentary. You climb down many steps into the first cave which is open with... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time in the Caves and a very good guide. I recommend any one passing by to not miss this site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is one of the most amazing underground cave systems that I have ever seen. The magnitude and the colours are awesome ( literally). The variation from room to room is amazing. In one part it is narrow corridors which open out into huge caverns. One drawback is that the authorities do not allow visitors to photograph, inside the caves... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is the longest and the most beautiful cave I've ever been. The guides are awesome! The only problem is that tourists visits bother the bats in the cave.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I've been in many cave systems, but Castellana is quite spectacular. The variation of stalagmites and stalactites is amazing. The only drawback - no photos allowed

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