Castellana Grotte

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Castellana Grotte
Comune di Castellana Grotte
Castellana Caves
Castellana Grotte is located in Italy
Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte
Location of Castellana Grotte in Italy
Coordinates: 40°53′N 17°10′E / 40.883°N 17.167°E / 40.883; 17.167Coordinates: 40°53′N 17°10′E / 40.883°N 17.167°E / 40.883; 17.167
Region Apulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
 • MayorFrancesco De Ruvo
 • Total67.96 km2 (26.24 sq mi)
Elevation300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total19,435
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code70013
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Mary, St. Leone
Saint dayJanuary 12
WebsiteOfficial website

Castellana Grotte (Castellanese: Casteddône) is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Grotte means "caves" in Italian.



Agricultural center of the lower Murgia, it is 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Bari.


One of the most important attractions in Apulia are the caves of Castellana Grotte, a complex of underground cavities of karst origin. Stalagmites, stalactites, canyons and caves characterise this pathway long 3 km to more than 60 meters deep. The Grotte of Castellana were discovered January 23, 1938 by cavers Franco Anelli and Vito Matarrese.

Notable residents[edit]

Francesco Laporta, professional golfer[1]

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External links[edit]

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