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“Magnificent grottoes”

Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Vieste
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Parsippany, NJ
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Magnificent grottoes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

The 2 1/2 hour boat ride along the coast brought us to many grottoes. Because of the mild weather and calm waters we were able to enter about 9 of them - each one more spectacular than the one before. This was truly one of the highlights of our trip.

Visited May 2013
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Smithtown, New York, United States
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“Magnificent~”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Beautiful blue water, unusual rock formations, the boat went into 9 grottos, the approach to Vieste was dramatic and lovely.

Visited May 2013
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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186 attraction reviews
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“Worth going just to see the seamanship!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was part of our tour of Puglia and there were about 40 of us and perhaps a few other people too. There are about five boats doing this trip and we went on the one belonging to Marco and Franco. Marco collected us from our hotel and walked us through the town into the harbour and onto the boat which was piloted by his brother Franco. Franco took us along the coast and into a number of caves, about five. You can see from the pictures that it was a very tight squeeze and people had to bring their arms inside the boat but well worth it. Some of the caves had roofs but some had fallen in so it was light inside. It was also interesting to see the various rock formations apart from the caves. We had the advantage that our tour manager did the commentary in English. When it was time to return, Franco went out to sea about half a mile so that he could really open up the engines for a thrilling ride back.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“BEAUTIFUL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

A must-do addition to any trip to Vieste. The coastal grottos are amazing. Boat trips leave from the main harbour. All the boats are open and take about 100 people. There is a loo on board. The commentary on our boat was only in Italian.

Visited April 2013
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Ottawa
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“Take the time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have seen caves before, but this was a pleasant diversion on a gorgeous day. It is well worth the approximately two hours it takes for the trip by boat. Good value.

Visited October 2012
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