Grotta Zinzulusa, Castro
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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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Io e il mio compagno per caso abbiamo scoperto questo posto incantevole...ricco di colori e piacevole...una visita di 20 minuti che ti fa ammirare la grotta e la bellezA del mare circostante e sentire... read more »My partner and I by chance we discovered this lovely place ... full of color and Nice ... a 20 minute visit that makes you admire the cave and the surrounding sea and feel the magic beauty profumi....ci safe return ...show original
Siamo stati diverse volte io ed il mi compagno, in vacanza nel Salento e precisamente a Gallipoli, avendo alloggio in una casa di suoi parenti. Facendo diverse gite nell'arco delle nostre ferie, ci si... read more »We were several times me and my companion, on holiday in Salento, in Gallipoli, having to stay in a House of his relatives. Making several trips over the span of our vacation, we went to visit this cave many times and taking the ferry (surcharge as well as the visit to the cave) and leading in points otherwise unreachable. What about ... The photographs speak for themselves. Charming and beautiful, the sea here is a wonderful thing, indescrivibile, water color, clean, crystalline, fell in love. A must see. As we have been told by my partner's mom who has origins pugliesi, the cave is so named because the "zinzuli" in dialect are the rags hanging from the ceiling and the particular limestone formations, their shape resembles that of rags hanging.show original
Personalmente non ho trovato molto entusiasmante la visita alla grotta, sia perché il percorso è breve sia perché non ho trovato l'atmosfera e le bellezze viste in altre grotte. La parte più bella per... read more »Personally I didn't find it very exciting to visit the cave, either because the path is short is because I did not find the atmosphere and beautiful views in other caves. The best part for me is the path to get there, close to the sea, and the vision of the cave from the outside, which is really quite impressive.show original
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.
Luca OgniApproximately 150 metres path open to the beautiful Grotto, accompanied by local guide. For 5 euros each entry's worth. Only minus the lack of organization in fact we found ourselves in in more than 50 people and it was impossible so listen well driving and exploring the caveshow original
Clemente CavallaroLocation not far from Castro and Santa Cesarea Terme. Only for the natural beauty of the rugged coast and colourful painting of minerals that compose it. We were unable to make a visit of the caves because we're unfortunately passed on time not usable, but fail to do so on our next trip.show original
Ettore VillaniUpon arriving in Castro and he got off a flight of steps down the cliff, we came to the entrance of the cave of Zinzulusa. After paying 5 euros each, a guide drove us in the tour inside describing as the story of the cave and its details. In fact the tour in the cave is not particularly long and ends at a point where we can no longer continue. After finishing the tour and be back again to the starting point, we decided to take the boat moored there who took us to visit the Interior of another cave only accessible by sea, called the Grotto. Only, as well as unique was the spectacle of light crossing the waters within it. We went there in August and of course it was full of tourists who took photos and they bathed in the clear waters. At the top of the steps, where there are parking lots, there is no shortage of souvenir shops that buy postcards or other reminder gadget.show original
Nicola L5 euros to visit the caves and 5 euros to visit the caves at sea. It's worth itshow original
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