20 km (15 minutes drive)
The karst caves of Castellana is among the largest in Italy and among the most evocative .
It grows to a length of 3348 meters and a maximum depth of 122 meters from the surface . The temperature of the interior is around 16.5 ° C .
The visit to the Caves winds along a path that goes from 3 to 7 km : an extraordinary guided tour that has so far attracted over 15 million tourists from all over the world , about 70 meters deep , in a scenario amazing , where caves by fantastic names , canyons , deep chasms , fossils , stalactites , stalagmites , concretions from the incredible shapes and amazing colors solicit the imagination of children and adults .
The Castellana Caves are , therefore , fully, an unmissable opportunity to admire one of the most amazing natural Puglia , but also the city is worth a visit with its old core characterized by Mother Church , the Church of St. Leo the Great , around which arose the white huts . The hallmark of Castellana Grotte is the use of ” chianche ” of white limestone flooring and for the construction of farms and trulli scattered in the surrounding countryside , planted with olive trees , almond trees , cherry trees and vines .
- Church of St. Francis
- The caves for an underground route of about 7 km