Grotte di Castellana, Castellana Grotte

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Explore underground Italy with a visit to Grotte di Castellana, a cave system of inestimable importance for the world’s natural heritage. These limestone caves, discovered in 1938, are the country’s longest natural subterranean network of passages. The caves teem with a huge variety of native wildlife, and contain an extraordinary range of underground landscapes, with some of the world’s most astonishing stalactite and stalagmite formations. Inside these caverns, natural light streams in through the ceiling, filtering down into the darkness and creating curious visual effects, which change according to the time of day and the season. Don’t miss the so-called "White Cave," which is often described as the most shining cave in the world because of the whiteness of its alabaster walls. Guided tours are available daily, but be sure to check the official website for exact times before you make the trip. Our Castellana Grotte trip maker website makes visiting Grotte di Castellana and other Castellana Grotte attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Not a bad tour for 15euro. Took about an hour or so stopping to look at a number of interesting formations. A little slippery in places - wear shoes with appropriate soles. 
    Not a bad tour for 15euro. Took about an hour or so stopping to look at a number of interesting formations. A little slippery in places - wear shoes with appropriate soles.  more »
  • The caves are beautiful and worth seeing, however both the ticket agent and the guide are EXTREMELY rude and act as if they can’t be bothered by people. In fact, the ticket agent yelled at me when I.....  more
    The caves are beautiful and worth seeing, however both the ticket agent and the guide are EXTREMELY rude and act as if they can’t be bothered by people. In fact, the ticket agent yelled at me when I.....  more »
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  • Trying to get through to someone on the phone is impossible. An endless loop of recorded messages which keeps bringing you back to the main menu. All I wanted to do is ask if there was a way to just turn up and go on a tour, or if you have to book in advance because the slots are greyed out on the website. Shall I drive 45 minutes just to see......? No. I will go and find something better to do with my time.
  • A beautiful place. We took a tour but is not required. The guides speak too quickly so be alert. The floors can be very slippery so don't go if you have any mobility issues. There are many steps going down and some going up.

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