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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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  • August 2016 .... a nice experience with experienced guides and helpful ... chance to buy souvenirs and eat nearby
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  • We wanted to visit this cave because their fame is well known. Compared to other caves we visited we were not "speechless". Besides the cave is not preserved under conditions which we guaranteed Italian heritage: hot lights x create Moss on ineducati tourists and also little walls upbraided by the guides are free to touch the stalagmites near the path.
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  • If you can't visit the Grotta Zinzulusa in Castro, possibility to visit thanks to gentle and expert guides. Paid parking for cars, food and buy souvenirs in the vicinity.
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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