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Grotte di Castellana

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Address: Piazzale Anelli, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy
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+39 080 499 8221
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This place is truly amazing! It is worth the visit. Make sure you call first because in low season there's only four tours a day (10AM -12AM- 3PM- 4PM) and they only have it in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cecilia D
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is truly amazing! It is worth the visit. Make sure you call first because in low season there's only four tours a day (10AM -12AM- 3PM- 4PM) and they only have it in italian. It's 1 1/2 KM and the temperature inside is about 18C. It is super easy to do it and it doesn't require a lot... More 

Thank Cecilia D
North Pole, Alaska, United States
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is very beautiful even though not as well preserved as others. The guides are not very helpful and seems to be there so you can hurry as much as possible. My wife has knee problem and therefore needs to walk slowly especially when there is slope. The group we were in was quite large and the guides were... More 

Thank Philippe V
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited these caves and found the whole experience very interesting and rewarding. Parked in one of the Caves car parks (no problems), only 5-10 minutes walk away from the caves. There are two walks: the one in English (at least on the day we were there) only goes about half way in and then turns back. We went on... More 

Thank Peter S
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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 

Thank VickiC414141
Hanford, California, United States
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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 

1 Thank Marisa G
Capitola, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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 

1 Thank janarella_11
Milan, Italy
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 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 November 8, 2016

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 

Thank Milo528
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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 

Thank worldlylois
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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