Grotte di Castellana

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Grotte di Castellana
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Mira V
Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia347 contributions
Wonderful underground world
Sep 2021
Beautiful dripstones and spacious underground halls, really a magnificent sight. The entrance is quite spectacular, especially in sunny weather, as you descend numerous stairs down a huge cavern with a large hole in its "ceiling", so that sunlight illuminates it. We took a tour of about 1 km into the cave and then back. The views were worth seeing and should be rated excellent, but a couple of things bothered me. Quite commonly, lights are usually turned off for a few seconds in caves to frighten the visitors and give them an impression of what life looks like in caves. But here we were left in the dark for about ten minutes which shows that the lighting is faulty. Thank god for our mobile phones. The Italian guide was also quite inconsiderate, expecting everyone to speak Italian and not patient enough to wait for our guide to translate.
In short, very nice views, but be prepared for difficulties. There are a lot of stairs and the path goes up and down all the time. And learn Italian before you enter.
When you have completed the visit, take some time to look at the souveniers and maybe have a snack. There are quite a few nice shops and cafes in the vicinity.
Written 30 October 2021
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elie M
4 contributions
Déçu
Aug 2021 • Family
I moved tens of kilometers to spend 2 hours waiting because they had told me beforehand that a reservation was not necessary more the caves are of no interest with illiterate guides who could not speak English and extremely unpleasant, the caves were not only boring but very long
Written 17 August 2021
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MrsQ
Rome, Italy169 contributions
What a gem
Jul 2021
These caves are worth a visit. You need to be comfortable walking up and down stairs/inclines/declines for a few kilometers in order to get through them. But if you can, you should NOT miss these caves. They are beautiful, and it was a true learning experience.

And if you go on a very hot day, the temperature inside will be a welcomed change. :-)
Written 14 August 2021
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Paoloc0211
Basel, Switzerland341 contributions
A real wonder
Jun 2021 • Family
We really enjoyed the visit. We choose the long tour which is a loop of 3K in the caves. We strongly suggest it. The caves are a real wonder and the white cave is fantastic. The village is also very nice with many restaurants around the entrance of the caves.
Written 27 July 2021
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Amazingly large caves
Aug 2020 • Family
This is one of the most amazing set of caves in Europe (and maybe the world). The visit is well organised, with lots of explanations. There is also a lot of variety in the seeings, so you cannot be bothered even when taking the long tour. Do not forget a small pull-over, although it is not *that* cold (around 18 Celsius).
Written 10 September 2020
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kopcsanyif
Pilisszentkereszt, Hungary1 contribution
Piazza Franco Anelli, 70013 Castellana Grotte BA, Italy
Aug 2020 • Friends
WORST CAVE TOUR I HAD IN MY LIFE !!!!!!!!
The 2 hour long tour lasted 1:20 !!! the two guides were not stopping in the kilometers long cave, just running like animals... you don’t have any single minute to admire the cave creatures... this is the worst ever experience I had. And they said hundred times “no photo, no photo” .... “no photo, because it’s our copyright”... Copyright??? WTF.... WTF????
they were violent...
I was in other caves of the world and no other is just about the money like this...
THIS IS A BIG BIG 💩💩💩💩
Written 1 September 2020
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Petra E
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Nice little town with a great restaurant and gelato bar
Jul 2020
This nice little historical town has the best restaurant in Puglia (osteria carosena) and best gelato bar (Sugar), so worth a visit :)
Written 13 August 2020
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Julian D
2 contributions
Warning = Scam
Aug 2020 • Family
Awful experience. This is a scam: they make you pay 4€ to park and then tell you you cannot visit unless you wait 3hours. Then refused to give money back.
Written 12 August 2020
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Valerie B
2 contributions
Perfect
Jul 2020 • Friends
We booked the long tour in English and it was perfect. A must see in Puglia and if your legs are able to carry you this far the long tour is definitely worth the 3€ plus compared to the short tour.
Our guide was Claudio and he was the best, guiding us with funny stories, a lovely smile and perfect English.
Written 30 July 2020
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alkoholikerhilfe
Canton of Zug, Switzerland13 contributions
Wow
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice guide, lots to learn and explore. Definitely work a visit. Long walk underground with various different caves
Written 9 July 2020
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