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- Noun

A natural covered opening in the earth; a cave; also, an artificial recess, cave, or cavernlike apartment.

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    A grotta (Italian grotta and French grotte) is a natural or artificial cave used by humans in both modern times and antiquity, and historically or prehistorically. Naturally occurring grottoes are often small caves near water that are usually flooded or liable to flood at high tide. Sometimes, artificial grottoes are used as garden features. The Grotta Azzurra at Capri and the grotto at the villa of Tiberius in the Bay of Naples are examples of popular natural seashore grottoes.

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto is a national historic district located at 36 Amity Street in Rosebank, Staten Island, New York. It is a historic Roman Catholic grotto designed and constructed by the local Italian American community. Work on the distinctive concrete and stone folk art structure was begun in 1937 and continues to the present. The property includes the grotto, a frame meeting hall dated to about 1920, and contributing landscape features and ancillary structures and objects.

  • Grotto Point Light

    Grotto Point Light

    Grotto Point Light, also known as Port Jackson Entrance Range Front Light, is an active lighthouse located at Grotto Point, a rocky headland at the southernmost tip of Balgowlah Heights, New South Wales, Australia, on the north side of Sydney Harbour. It serves as the front range light, Rosherville Light serving as the rear light, into Port Jackson. Rosherville Light is located almost exactly 1 mile (1.6 km) (1,690 yards (1,550 m) to be exact) behind Grotto Point Light.

  • Happy the Man (Guggenheim Grotto album)

    Happy the Man (Guggenheim Grotto album)

    Happy the Man is the second full-length album from the Dublin, Ireland folk -pop band The Guggenheim Grotto. It was originally released on October 21, 2008 by the New York-based indie label United For Opportunity.

  • Priest's Grotto

    Priest's Grotto (also known as Ozerna or Blue Lakes Ukrainian: Озерна, meaning: "lake") is a cave in western Ukraine near the village of Strilkivtsi (Ukrainian: Стрілківці), located within the Borshchiv Raion (District) of the Ternopil Oblast (Province).

  • Grotto Bay

    Grotto Bay

    Grotto Bay is a settlement in West Coast District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

  • Grotto salamander

    Grotto salamander

    The grotto salamander (Eurycea spelaea) — also called the Ozark blind salamander — is a species of salamander in the family Plethodontidae. It is now considered a member of the genus Eurycea , but was originally described as Typhlotriton speleus. It is endemic to the United States, specifically the karst regions beneath the Springfield and Salem Plateaus of the Ozark Mountains part of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Its natural habitats are freshwater springs, inland karsts, and caves. It is not currently threatened, but vulnerable to changes in groundwater quality and reduction in bat population.

  • Obi-Rakhmat Grotto

    Obi-Rakhmat Grotto

    The Obi-Rakhmat Grotto is a Middle Paleolithic prehistoric site that yielded Neanderthal fossils. It is a shallow karst cave near the junction of the Chatkal and Pskem Rivers at the southwestern end of the Talassky Alatau Range in the Tien Shan Mountains, 100 km (62 mi) northeast of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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    Grotto of Miracles

  • Milk Grotto Chapel

    Milk Grotto Chapel

    The Chapel of the Milk Grotto (Latin: Crypta lactea, Arabic: مغارةآلسثئ‎, Hebrew: מערת החלב‎) also called Grotto of Our Lady or Milk Grotto, is a Catholic chapel in Bethlehem in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories, erected in 1872. Since Byzantine times, the place has been a center of Christian pilgrimage, maintained since its last erection together with its Marian shrine and monastery by the Custody of the Holy Land of the Order of the Friars Minor of the Catholic Church in Palestine. The Status Quo , a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site.

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