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Grotta di Matromania

Giro del'Arco Naturale, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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You must kiss as you float through :)

My husband & I hired a boat/captain when were last in Capri. Super fun & the captain took us... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Greensboro, North Carolina
The Grotto was a Mithraeum

This wonderful grotto is a natural cave that was used for the Mithraic cult during the time of... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Eleanor R
Rome, Italy
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This natural cave was the site of strange rituals to worship gods during ancient Roman times.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Giro del'Arco Naturale, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

My husband & I hired a boat/captain when were last in Capri. Super fun & the captain took us through the Grotta di Matromania. He explained you should kiss as you float through. Fortunately I adore my husband (especially in Italy) so this was fun.

Thank Livnthedream
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This wonderful grotto is a natural cave that was used for the Mithraic cult during the time of ancient Rome. Matromania comes from 'magna mater' - the great mother, however it was used for the cult of Mithra. The marble slab depicting Mithra is currently...More

Thank Eleanor R
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is an outstanding, rigorous hike. Follow directions carefully or you could end up climbing hundreds of extra feet like we did. Google the ruins afterward. Note- the arch was under scaffolding when we were there.

1  Thank AshleyLBC
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoyed hiking to these limestone caves. Fortunately we had a guide who helped us appreciate what we were seeing. It was nice to step away from the crowds and experience a quieter side of the island.

1  Thank kroepoek7
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

difficult Hike but worth it. travelled with 1.5y old son and in laws with walking difficulties but managed to get there slowly.. also later down to the beach.. found little stall on the way there for juice which was 5 euro each but the stall...More

1  Thank Sonny K
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Once you arrive the views are spectacular. This is a truly gorgeous and romantic. I recommend hiking to it in early morning so you can be back before it gets too hot.

1  Thank Bert T
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An inland grotto which delves deep into the cliff face. You can enter and enjoy the cool and the peace. Be prepared for a lot of steps to climb down or up in order to get there!

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It's a must see when visiting Capri, BUT, you must speak to someone to make sure you walk the correct way down the steps so you don't suffer walking UP them.

Reviewed 31 October 2015

Walking up to this spot seemed like a herculean task..but once here , the faboulous views were totally worth it! Go here!

Thank Swatijd
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Getting here is a very tough hike and a very long walk..but once you are there, it offers some of the most stunning views of Capri! Highly recommended!

1  Thank Jaysdoshi
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