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Grotta Zinzulusa, Castro

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Get adventurous at Grotta Zinzulusa, a karst cave between Santa Cesarea Terme and Castro Marina. Explore the cave on foot or arrive by boat, then jump in for a swim in the crystal-clear water. Many archaeological finds have been made inside the cave, including the remains of hippopotamuses, horses, rhinoceroses, elephants, and bears, as well as Neolithic and Eneolithic earthenware. English-speaking guides are often available for this tour. Put Grotta Zinzulusa on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Castro trip itinerary builder.
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  • I’ve visited this cave a couple of times while holidaying in Puglia. I think it’s a wonderful place and well worth seeing if you’re interested in geology, architecture and wildlife. You enter along a....  more
    I’ve visited this cave a couple of times while holidaying in Puglia. I think it’s a wonderful place and well worth seeing if you’re interested in geology, architecture and wildlife. You enter along a....  more »
  • Very cool grotto! You purchase tickets at the office in the parking lot and then a guide will walk you down into the cave. The walk down along the water is beautiful. Cave is pretty cool and guide... 
    Very cool grotto! You purchase tickets at the office in the parking lot and then a guide will walk you down into the cave. The walk down along the water is beautiful. Cave is pretty cool and guide...  more »
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  • One of the best spots for nature adventure! This natural cave is the outcome of centuries of water sculpture, deposition of calcium carbonate makes this incredible view of stalactites and stalagmites. Ticket is 8€.
  • They turned nature into a money making machine.. you pay approx 8€ pP for a 10-15 minute tour with a group of ca 70 people. The tour is in Italian and English (so while the guide speaks Italian you just wait and can’t even see anything because of the crowd) I just wanted to see a cave in its natural state, instead I saw anything that shouldn’t belong there: light installations, metal doors, cables, and yes even a bin.. the hypocrisy of them wanting to “preserve nature” is real. Really really sad for someone who has standards.

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