Castellana Grotte

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

Castellana Grotte
Comune di Castellana Grotte
Castellana Caves
Location of Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte is located in Italy
Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte
Location of Castellana Grotte in Italy
Castellana Grotte is located in Apulia
Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte (Apulia)
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)
Elevation290 m (950 ft)
 • Total19,435
 • Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Mary, St. Leone
Saint dayJanuary 12
WebsiteOfficial website



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 system of caverns of the 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 residentsEdit

Francesco Laporta, professional golfer.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Castellana Grotte". Tuttitalia (in Italian).
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^

External linksEdit

  Media related to Castellana Grotte at Wikimedia Commons