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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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Quite good fun if you're in the area

We visited during the off- season, so no queue. It cost 5 euro each for the 150 metre or so elevator ride and a 10 minute row boat ride around this limestone grotto. The water is... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2015
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Reviewed 19 March 2015

We visited during the off- season, so no queue. It cost 5 euro each for the 150 metre or so elevator ride and a 10 minute row boat ride around this limestone grotto. The water is so clear and the emerald light coming through the water is lovely. Our oarsman had limited but highly descriptive English and I was quite... More 

3 Thank KAliceF
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

Although it was a gloomy day lending to a not as spectacular show of color in the grotto, the men who led us around the small cave were charming and friendly, making jokes and speaking in as many languages as they needed to communicate with all the guests.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

This eerie atmospheric cave with the weird green water and the weirder box-like boats provides enough entertainment to justify the time and money. Stop and look if you're passing.

2 Thank Mart652
Woodstock, GA
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Our guide suggested we stop at the Grotto dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) since the weather had not cooperated in allowing us to see the Capri Grotto and there were very few folks waiting at the time of our arrival. I was very happy he suggested this because I had so much fun here! I didn't know what to expect but... More 

2 Thank warmandrelaxed
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2015

A wonder of the nature, not to be missed if you are visiting the Amalfi Coast, the price is reasonable, but sometimes it is so much chaos.

1 Thank Megan C
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

This place is very interesting, I've visited during a stop by the car between an Amalfi/Positano ride but it happened just while many tourist buses arrived, so many people all at once, poor organization and long waits.

1 Thank Allison M
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

Considered by many to be the eighth natural wonder of the world. This stunning grotto, in my opinion, rivals the more well-known Grotto Azzurro of Capri for sheer beauty and surprise factor. Its a must- see while visiting Conca. The inside of the grotto is crowded with pointy hanging and growing things almost ten metres tall and contain the most... More 

3 Thank Eli B
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This was a nice little diversion worth the time and money to stop and see as you go by. I'm not sure if I'd want to wait in a long line, but the time or year we went, there was no waiting. Memorable.

3 Thank Jon D
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

During a tour of the Amalfi coast, our driver suggested us to visit this cave, we did it and was amazing, something of very unusual for us!

1 Thank kimthaler
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 October 2014

We stopped at the Emerald Grotto per the recommendation of our tour guide from Mundo Guide Private Day Tours. For a small fee, we took a small boat through the grotto and the boat driver was really funny! He kept saying "Looky Looky" as he moved the water with his paddle to show us the green color. The other boat... More 

1 Thank Sarc1

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