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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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  • Beautiful karst cave overlooking the beautiful sea of salento. Recommended to visit it with a guide.
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  • The cave of Zinzulusa, are among the 10 most beautiful caves with access from the sea. We visited on a Sunday, we were lucky with the weather, hot day so we could admire the utmost beauty even the crystal clear sea. The visit did not last, but it's definitely a must not to be missed.
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  • What about ... This place is so nice to take your breath away. be there makes you realize how much wonder c is in our country. to visit ... Antonella di Milano
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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