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Grotte di Castellana, Castellana Grotte

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Explore underground Italy with a visit to Grotte di Castellana, a cave system of inestimable importance for the world’s natural heritage. These limestone caves, discovered in 1938, are the country’s longest natural subterranean network of passages. The caves teem with a huge variety of native wildlife, and contain an extraordinary range of underground landscapes, with some of the world’s most astonishing stalactite and stalagmite formations. Inside these caverns, natural light streams in through the ceiling, filtering down into the darkness and creating curious visual effects, which change according to the time of day and the season. Don’t miss the so-called "White Cave," which is often described as the most shining cave in the world because of the whiteness of its alabaster walls. Guided tours are available daily, but be sure to check the official website for exact times before you make the trip. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Grotte di Castellana and many more Castellana Grotte attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Castellana Grotte travel itinerary planner.
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  • I recommend everyone to vistarle beautiful and charming, attentive to those who suffer from claustrophobia!
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  • Very big and special ... it's fascinating to think about how many stories are included in those caves. Spectacular!
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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 italian. It's 1 1/2 KM ...  more »
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  • One of Nature's miracles. amazing stalactites and stalagmites of all size form and color. the cave is very well maintained and it is relatively easy to walk through it. Highly recommended
  • Amazing cave!! Take only the long tour! At the short one you won't get to the white cave, which is the most impressive and unique (maybe even in the whole world). Really worth the money! You should check online when there is a tour and get enough time ahead in order to find parking and buy tickets.
  • Amazing cave, very big and impressive. The tour is very interesting and is offered in different languages. If you have time, go to the long tour, to see the white cave. The only drawback is the very long line.. We were waiting more than 40 minutes to buy tickets and only one ticket counter was open..
  • Impressive caves but avoid the summer season as it can get very crowded. The temperature down there is stable so it's better to go off peak season. Pictures not allowed everywhere and come with good shoes.
  • The Grotte di Castellana are beautiful but can be found in other places in Europe too. Be aware you cannot take pictures even without flash. I hate this type of economic protection and/or giving benefits to a handful. Especially when the set-up and maintenance of the site is payed by international non profit organisations sponsored by people like me such as the UNESCO.. Totally crazy is when guards see that you are using a so called professional camera and they are watching every step and move you take. In some places in Italy you are allowed to take pictures with your mobile phone but not with your Canon or Nikon camera.