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. Our Castellana Grotte trip maker website makes visiting Grotte di Castellana and other Castellana Grotte attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I was prepared to be underwhelmed. My experience was just the opposite. I was overwhelmed by this underground world that neither pictures nor words can adequately describe. Must be seen to believe.  more »
  • It was a wonderful visit to a truly wonderful place. The guide was very good: prepared, kind and patient. The only sore point concerns the presence of three children during the visit they have created much confusion, disrupting the Group and repeatedly interrupting the Guide. Also touched and it rested on the rocks, which was absolutely forbidden for the good keeping of the place. I would say that children under a certain age should follow a tour or should not enter their own. Basically I, like everyone else, we paid a visit to hear the guide not to undergo continuous noise.
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  • Advice to the full tour, which lasts approximately 1 hour and 45. Easy, easy, really fascinating. Shame you can't take pictures.
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  • Wow, just wow! Amazing cave system. We did the full English tour which takes 2 hours and involves walking 3 km. The temperature is a comfortable 16-18 degrees inside, just wear a jumper. No need for a waterproof. A good idea to take some water. The full tour is definitely worth it to see the white (alabaster) cave at the end.
  • The caves themselves were stunning and unlike anything I've ever seen. The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable and tours are available in English. The few detractors from the experience are the surrounding area (it's a little sad looking) and it is not super easy to access information about tours online. Overall a very positive experience but not much of note here beside the caves.
  • Very unique caves, fun experience. Specific times for English speaking tours, so definitely check the schedule in advance. Lots of cute little shops and eateries just outside the grotte. Worth a visit to this area
  • It's very big, even you need to walk 2 hours with tour guide,you still love it. Unfortunately,you couldn't take too much picture inside.It's amazing and fantastic place.By the way the guides are very detailed and interneted. You must to see in Italy.
  • Interesting site to visit, friendly guided tour, we went for the half tour. Reasonable price and worth it. Plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants and friendly cats.
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