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
Location of Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte
Location of Castellana Grotte in Italy
Castellana Grotte
Castellana Grotte (Apulia)
Coordinates: 40°53′N 17°10′E
CountryItaly
Region Apulia
Metropolitan cityBari (BA)
Government
  MayorFrancesco De Ruvo
Area
  Total67.96 km2 (26.24 sq mi)
Elevation290 m (950 ft)
Population
 (2010)[3]
  Total19,435
  Density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
70013
Dialing code080
Patron saintSt. Mary, St. Leone
Saint dayJanuary 12
WebsiteOfficial website

History

Geography

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

Caves

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 residents

Francesco Laporta,professional golfer.[4]

See also

References

Media related to Castellana Grotte at Wikimedia Commons


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