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Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta, Pertosa
(4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Explore the underground lakes and caves of Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta and follow the water routes that lie 900 m (3,000 ft) below the massif of the Alburnums. Enter by boat from the Negro River to a small landing, where you will be surrounded by the greatness of this cave's expanse and hear the roar of its waterfall. Follow paths through the many passages, tunnels, and caverns, and learn about the 35-million-year-old rock formations and columns that adorn this vast grotto. There are weekly reenactments here of Dante's "Inferno" (reservations mandatory). Add Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta and other attractions to your Pertosa trip itinerary using our Pertosa travel itinerary planner.
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  • This place was stunning. I was here 10 years ago and the atmosphere was completely different. The old lighting system was terrible (it has damaged the stones because the musk) but the new LED lighting...  more »
  • with Gaetano superguida, total distance of 1.5 km part in easy walk, river boat part. Scenes of stalactites and stalagmites lit, with comfy boardwalks and trails carved in the rocks, there was pure Speleological path for the more experienced with boots and torch. Kids had fun and enchanted, humidity bearable temperature not freezing, benefited from groupon ticket that allowed him to cut spending. parking fee (3 euros), little restaurant near. highly recommended when perhaps planned shows inside!
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  • We improvised a tour, choosing the caves of Pertosa, unique in their kind; upon entering you are immersed in a fantasy world and exciting especially for children who are navigating boats along part of the route, they become real explorers adventurers.
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  • Cool place. Don't go it you don't like close in spaces
  • Very good and interesting and impressive, but would have been better with some English information
  • It is not the first time I go there and with time and changes there are also made positive and others less. The site is really interesting. Not easy for all the new entrance, but richer (for the first time I looked at the underground river waterfall) route was a nice experience. The granddaughter Sara remained enchants and fascinated; often ask me when we go to the caves (under 6 years). Beautiful also the experience to live on for a few seconds, without any light and then see her Grotto lit by a simple small flashlight: nature, with its movements and its mysteries, we dimension. An experience of life. Does not convince the timetables and pricing module for visits: natural resources are the heritage of all and services enrich the local economy. You can't oblige tourists 200/300 km radius at which become little comfy for the different types of proposals. Not enough to acquire new visitors, for its natural beauty; urge to enjoy the Nice even to those who discovered and conquered and want to enjoy it. The "local" emphasizes the good and attracts tourism.
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  • Truly spectacular. Also are well maintained and equipped with modern lighting and security systems. You cannot photograph inside, except for short stretches. Sure, a little expensive tickets. It is best to book in order to choose the route and the schedule you prefer.
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  • Beautiful experience. 2 hours of walk in the cool inside the Earth in a fantastic exploration and evocative. The boat ride is very personable and shades of colors that can be seen are wonderful. I didn't think there was a place so wild and fascinating
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