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Gravina Sotterranea

Via Antonio Meucci 10 | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
+39 328 541 5379
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this brief tour is OK, but don't bother if you go to Matera

Gravina in Puglia actually has little to offer, other than the spectacular Palazzo Sottile Meninni... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Randall B
San Francisco, California

A good way to see an aspect (underground) of an old Puglia city. It was not expensive and it was... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Montclair, New Jersey
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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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  • Average5%
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6 Apr 2017
6 Apr 2017
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Via Antonio Meucci 10 | Nei pressi di Piazza Notar Domenico, 70024 Gravina in Puglia, Italy
+39 328 541 5379
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Gravina in Puglia actually has little to offer, other than the spectacular Palazzo Sottile Meninni. A great small church right by this hotel (the one with the skulls and crossbones). Pay the 3 euros and go in with a guide. The Sotterranea tour really just...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

A good way to see an aspect (underground) of an old Puglia city. It was not expensive and it was interesting. The guide did speak adequate English.

Thank Montclairite
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A once in a lifetime experience. The whole town of Gravina sits on a Warren of limestone caves that were extended by excavations to use their blocks as building materials. You get to walk down in a huge such cavern. Fascinating.

Thank Malillysr
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...More

Thank pesti13
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...More

1  Thank conscienceBrussels
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,...More

1  Thank annaG1986UG
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...More

Thank italbella1975
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...More

1  Thank Sarah H
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...More

3  Thank gurbarlev
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...More

2  Thank Dario954
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Yura D
Hi, Anna – what are the hours there, and where do you get a guide? Thanks.
2 November 2016|
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Response from conscienceBrussels | Reviewed this property |
We just showed up (at noon they are closed for lunch). The guide is included in the entrance fee! Have a lovely tour, Esther