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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
089/871107
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Positano
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Serene and nested along the coast north of Amalfi. A must see venue when visiting the Amalfi coast. Enchanting!!!

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I felt it didn't live up to the hype, and that the water was actually blue. The grotto is small, the "captain" that rowed us around had a lovely singing voice, and the atmosphere in the grotto is very relaxing and does create a sense of awe. It is beautiful, almost like a natural church. It is a short excursion,... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I would certainly recommend having a look at this. The blue light reflected onto the water within the cave is amazing. However, the 1 hour wait whilst our boat captain jostled with the other boats was not great. There was no queuing system and it was all a bit haphazard. If you have the time it is a good morning... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped here on our day long car tour of Amalfi Coast. We didn't have to pay admission fee and the car service (Sorrento Silver Star Tours - which I highly recommend) arranged for us to have a boat to ourselves, there were only 3 of us. I thought the cave was beautiful, it was hard to get a good... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Don't bother with this. It took time away from our visit to Capri and the Amalfi coast. The boatman was aggravating in repeatedly telling us to remember the captain. This was a lame excursion. Just continue on with touring the Amalfi coast.

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Roskilde, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We went on a moterboat from Lido Capo di Conga. Inside the cave we were sailed around in boats. The boatsman asked not to forget him, meaning he would like tips. As he rowed us around in the large cave, he kept yelling 'Lucky Luke It's amiracle'. You must come here when the sun is high to get the nice... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Dont forget the boatman ,the title here relates to anyone who was on the silly little boat for the 10 minute routine . The boatman is the only thing that makes this stop worthwhile , funnier than sin , the ride itself well .... Your there smile and enjoy the comedy show it doesnt last long .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The visit to the Emerald grotto included a tour of tha Amalfi coast which was lovely. To enter the grotto we disembarked from our boat, paid a small fee and entered a cave where a flat raft like boat waited. You can see the grotto in about 5 minutes but our tour lasted about 15-20 minutes. Yes the water was... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I honestly think our guides were drunk. They were hilarious and we had some great chuckles over it. I mean, come on people. It is light shining through a tunnel in a cave. Are you really expecting to have a life-altering event for 5 euros? It is 15 minutes out of your day. Not much time wasted.

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Short boat ride into a small grotta, where the guides are lazy and ask you for tip, after you've already paid a pricy entrance fee. The guide's explanation was very poor, of the kind "this stone resembles the Eiffel tower". No scientific explanation, nothing interesting. Just a tourist trap, don't bother to visit.

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