A few kilometres from sunny beaches and surrounded by natural wonders and traditional villages. Castellana Grotte stands on the limestone plateau of the Murgia of the Trulli, the gateway to the Itria Valley, one of the most evocative strips of land in the Puglia region.
In addition to its famous tourist complex, Castellana Grotte has underground treasures in its rural areas and even in the town centre. In 2011, a karstic cavity was discovered and renamed the Grotte dell’Abate Eustasio (Abbot Eustasio Caves), which could become a new attraction for nature lovers in the near future.
However, Castellana is not only an extraordinary spectacle of nature, in its depths, and its sunny landscapes.
You will discover a town where the whiteness of the stone and plaster gives sparkle and cosiness to its historic centre.
Where its monumental and artistic heritage will fascinate you.
Here you can rediscover the unique atmosphere of a past time still to be experienced.
The oldest record of Castellana dates back to 901. But it is from 1771 that the Castellana land increased the number of its inhabitants due to the donation by the Abbot Eustasio to Nicola and Costa from Otranto. Over the years this territory has seen several feudal lords until, in 1750, the inhabitants started an anti-feudal struggle.