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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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  • Really like the pictures! A wonderful sea full day boat trip Council lunch on board and magnificent places
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  • The visit did not last, but the cave is very nice indeed and inside you can admire stalactites and stalagmites and some underground ponds. You can also swim nearby, enjoying the beautiful scenery
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  • We went on a Sunday and apart from the chaos was a very enjoyable visit. The inside of the cave is really beautiful with stalactites that touch you to the neighborhood. Brave and prepared the guides
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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.

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