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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  • The cave is amazing, however the actual tour is dreadful! The groups are very large, the guide simply rushed us through, stopping only periodically to point out an interesting formation but most of.....  more
    The cave is amazing, however the actual tour is dreadful! The groups are very large, the guide simply rushed us through, stopping only periodically to point out an interesting formation but most of.....  more »
  • The reservation system is a bit complicated, but luckily we had a local call ahead for us. The caves themselves are spectacular and well worth the visit. We did the shorter English-language tour... 
    The reservation system is a bit complicated, but luckily we had a local call ahead for us. The caves themselves are spectacular and well worth the visit. We did the shorter English-language tour...  more »
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  • Great experience, beautiful caves, happy guide. I recommend complete 3 km tour. It could last longer, 100 min feels to short, sometimes we were "sprinting" through the beautiful corridors without time to really appreciate them.
  • Excellent English guide and beautiful experience! The trek is a bit long but not too strenuous. On the way back from the end the guide didn’t s for much but kept a fast pace to get out. I’m very tall and there were just a few places where I had to watch my head.

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