Timetable and ticket prices to visit the Castellana Caves

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In the heart of Puglia, on the Murgia Barese, a few kilometers from Bari and only 1 km from the town of Castellana Grotte, there are Castellana Caves, a complex of underground caves of karst origin of enormous tourist and speleological interest.

Discovered on 23 January 1938 by the speleologist of Lodi, Franco Anelli, the caves mark the path of an ancient underground river and form a grandiose speleological complex, the most beautiful known in Italy.


The visit is carried out with the help of a guide, according to two itineraries:


  • the short one of about 1 km, up to the Cavern of the Precipice, lasting 50 minutes,
  • and the complete one, up to the White Grotto, about 3 km long and lasting 2 hours.

The caves are accessed via a staircase that leads to the bottom of the Grave, while the ascent is ensured by a couple of fast and safe lifts.

In spring it is also an ideal destination for those who want to spend their days outdoors in the Valle d'Itria area there are other tourist attractions like it ZooSafari and Fasanolandia in Fasano, and the trulli ad Alberobello which make the area an interesting tourist center with enormous potential, especially for the flow of tourists to Puglia.

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Opening Hours

The visit to the Castellana Caves can be done on any day of the year except December 25 and January 1, closing days. The opening hours are variable and it is advisable to inquire on the official website before the visit.

Admission prices

The visit to the Castellana Caves can be done by choosing between 2 itineraries, the Partial Itinerary (shorter) and the Complete Itinerary.



Partial Itinerary ticket cost

Adults (15 years and over) - 12 euros


Children (6 to 14 years) - 10 euros

Children (0 to 5 years) - free with an adult companion

Ticket cost Complete itinerary

Adults (15 years and over) - 16 euros

Children (6 to 14 years) - 13 euros

Children (0 to 5 years) - free with an adult companion

Official website: www.grottedicastellana.it

Accomodation

The tourist area of 鈥嬧媡he Itria Valley in Apulia, not only includes the Castellana Caves, but also other places of interest such as Alberobello, locorotondo and the wildlife and amusement park ZooSafari - Fasanolandia.


Booking a hotel in the Itria Valley will allow you to see some of the main tourist destinations in Puglia in 1 or 2 days.

Check rates and availability for the hotel in Valle d'Itria

 

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