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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
  • Beautiful and special. A bit small, but done well enough. Only downside: human prints, touching everything, black limestone sculpture education process.
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  • A visit to the Zinzulusa cave is an experience not to be missed if you're vacationing on the coast of Salento. The cave located directly beside the sea and guided tours are very interesting because the guides are prepared and provide many interesting facts.
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  • Driving along the coast road to Santa Maria di Leuca we saw signs for the Grotta.Ci stopped to visit and stumbled across a pleasant surprise: breathtaking view outside and interesting path inside. Comprehensive and entertaining explanations of young (and patient) driving.
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  • Nice cave, very deep, but not that impressive. We thought it would have been a sea cave but in fact it is not.
  • 5 million year of past is impressive
  • 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.
  • Nice visit, incredible colours
  • Breath taking to say the least