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Pertosa-Auletta Grotte

Località Muraglione, 18/20, 84030 Pertosa SA, Italy

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About Pertosa-Auletta Grotte

The Pertosa-Auletta caves are a complex of karst cavities of tourist importance, located in the municipality of Pertosa. The karst complex develops in the subsoil of the nearby municipalities of Auletta and Polla, at 263  m asl , along the left bank of the Tanagro river.  The caves of Pertosa-Auletta have a flow of over 50,000 visitors a year in constant growth. Open to tourists since 1932, the first section can be visited with a particular boat pulled by a steel cable, which serves to reach the



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Monte Volturino32.12km from Pertosa-Auletta Grotte

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Difficult accessibility and lack of extended promotion make Basilicata one of the most remote and least visited regions of Italy. However, tourism is slowly growing since the early 2000s. Matera, once dubbed "national disgrace" by prime minister Alcide De Gasperi who urged to take strict development measures due to its extreme poverty, is now Basilicata's main attraction and has gained fame worldwide for its historical center, the Sassi, designated in 1993 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.