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Grotta Zinzulusa, Castro

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Get adventurous at Grotta Zinzulusa, a karst cave between Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro Marina. Explore the cave on foot or arrive by boat, then jump in for a swim in the crystal-clear water. Many archaeological finds have been made inside the cave, including the remains of hippopotamuses, horses, rhinoceroses, elephants, and bears, as well as Neolithic and Eneolithic earthenware. English-speaking guides are often available for this tour. With our international travel planner, Castro attractions like Grotta Zinzulusa can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • We've seen grottos, but this was pretty cool, even with an unintelligible ( to us) Italian guide. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Great little visit. We visited in May, we were told that in the peak of summer they do tours of 80 people - personally I don't think I would enjoy it as much with that volume of people.  more »
  • We went to visit the cave and it was quite interesting. Recommend you go on a boat to see around it. Price was 6 EURO per adult.  more »
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  • The experience was amazing. A beautiful place to visit. If you can take the chance to go on a boat tour only for a small fee and see even more hidden places. Unfortunately we didn't have time that day, as we had to leave to the Airport. Worth to go and explore this beautiful place. Clear light blue ocean and a growing cave.
  • Wonderful natural cave in the heart of Salento.
  • Ok, but barely worth the long wait.
  • Nice cave, very deep, but not that impressive. We thought it would have been a sea cave but in fact it is not.
  • I went there various times. It's ok for tourists, but nothing special for geographers or for spelunkers. The cave is in bad conditions because the local agency doesn't close the cave to recover from tourism. Furthermore, buying a ticket might be challenging for tourists since it is not clearly communicated where to buy it.