Grotte di Castellana
"Rays of light"
The limestone caves of Castellana are spectacular, they are like all limestone caves beautiful with all the stalactites and stalagmites, but it is truly great because the entrance cave has a big hole in the ”roof” that allows the daylight to enter. The rays of sunlight in this huge cave make it like standing in a church, with the glimmering in the church windows.
It is not allowed to take pictures on the caves since the town owns all the right to the photos, so this is the only picture I can post of the limestone formations.
The cave was discovered because a man wondered why the hole where all the locals dropped of their garbage never got full. So he went in and discovered a huge cave system, and years layer of garbage. The cave system is Italy’s longest natural subterranean network. It is possible to make a short trip: 1 km, 50 minutes or a long one: 3 km, 2 hours.
The grotte de Castellana website: http://www.grottedicastellana.it/it/index_ita.htm, only the italian versions is currently working