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Gravina Sotterranea

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Address: Via Antonio Meucci | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 328 541 5379

In 2005 a group of speleologues leaded by Mr Michele Parisi, discovers and...

In 2005 a group of speleologues leaded by Mr Michele Parisi, discovers and makes know to people tunnels, cisterns,aqueducts, cells, rocky churches, barns, old furnaces hidden in meanders placed under the city centre. In this suggestive world they discovered great towers and ruins of old city walls. It is very interesting to admire the historical cells of the Ducal Palace (the house in which pope Benedict XIII was born), the cell placed under the seat of Gravina Souterrain, the cells of Amato Palace.

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We took an English tour which should have taken about 1 hour and 20 mins but instead took just 1 hour because it was just two of us on the tour and we were able to move more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We took an English tour which should have taken about 1 hour and 20 mins but instead took just 1 hour because it was just two of us on the tour and we were able to move more quickly than a large group. Viewing the large underground dwellings, water cisterns, churches and more was fascinating. The tour gave a lot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Since the reviews of Gravina Sotterranea were really good, we made the trip to the lovely town Gravina. With a little help from police and others we found our way to the place nearby the Four Fountains monument. And it was definitely worth it. We saw the caves and the underground church (XI-XII century). You expericience life frome earlier times... More 

1 Thank conscienceBrussels
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Excellent tour of caves and underground cisterns in Gravina. The caves are amazing and there was such a sense of adventure! It was very interesting to understand how people extracted their building material and lived in previous centuries. The guides were knowledgeable and explained historical, geological and engineering matters very clearly. They really go beyond the call of duty. Definitely... More 

1 Thank annaG1986UG
Gravina in Puglia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Four yrs. ago, our best friend came to visit us in Gravina, from the United States of America. This was our first time visiting Gravina Sotterranea, " The Underground Gravina" was spectacular, adventure, fun, exploring to look around. The whole entire place looked unbelivable as you living another city, a lot of history that what makes it so beautiful. All... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect when we went, hidden in a side street, but opened up into a wonderful 2 hour trip under and around the town. Excellent guide, only young but very knowledgable. There's a surprise story around every corner. I was fascinated by the aquedotto too and the history on the walk on the way there. It was... More 

1 Thank Sarah H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We spent a couple of hours on a rainy day touring the underground parts of Gravina In Puglia and found it very interesting. It gives a new perspective on how the city was (and still is) built and on what was it like in past centuries. The cons are that this tour is not very interesting for very young kids... More 

3 Thank gurbarlev
Pisa, Italy
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Excellent starting point for your visit to Gravina in Puglia! Guide is very well prepared, will make you an appointment to suite and also offers guides in English as well as Italian. Tour takes you through a very instructive underground start, through the Sassi, into the water-duct and what's left of Etruscan tombs. The tour offers an insight to the... More 

2 Thank Dario954
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Competent guide introduces you to secrets of a unique civilization where people extracted from the cellars the stone to build the houses

1 Thank Pietro S
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We visited the cellars of Gravina as a group after a day walking in the nearby countryside. The guide was excellent, pointing out things we might never have seen and making clear why quarries I'd seen on another trip looked like brick-built rail sidings (it's because of how limestone is cut). An awesome experience to think of the citizens burrowing... More 

3 Thank Christine M
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

About attraction we learned by accident at the information center, where we got the address. The place was near, a small street in the city center, in the evening. Only closed doors. He spoke to a man who spoke only Italian. We have done is only a small circle - about 20-30min - and in Italian. We do not speak... More 

3 Thank Jan N

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