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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
Phone Number: 089831535
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Silly fun cave tour

A little silly but quit your complaining! This place is weird and lovely and there is no line (as at the Blue Grotto).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A little silly but quit your complaining! This place is weird and lovely and there is no line (as at the Blue Grotto).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As grottos go this one is average. Not nearly as spectacular as the one on Capri, however, if you are in the area it is easy to get to and you get to experience what these caves are like.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Get your cameras ready for amazing water in the grotto. You will be impressed by the actual emerald colour. Very vibrant!!

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Our boat drove us right inside the grotto! Beautiful clear water, the rock formation above and inside is amazing to see and the colour if the sea lovely. Worth a look when doing an Amalfir boat trip along this stunning part of Italy.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice ride to get here Better to go here if you have claustrophobia instead of the Blue Grotto on Capri much more open space.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was a tiny cave with some light shining down on green water. A guy rows you around and tries to make it seem like a big deal

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Not sure about hype associated with it It's an interesting natural formation, with stalactites and stalagmites. There is a short tour in a row boat (3 mins) with some brief commentary Was pretty when we went

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The grotto is quiet beautiful, however is somewhat ruined by the guides begging for tips the whole time - this is on top of the 5 euro per person entry fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Interesting to see. My husband and I had seen on our first visit and hadn't planned to go back but our boat captain took us with our daughters. They enjoyed it. But not a must-see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My family went on a drive from Sorrento to all around Amalfi Coast. We paid 5 euro per person, and rode a boat in a circle. It was a small grotto. The only thing that was good about it was the emerald coloured water. The rest of the "tour" was very try hard. So I thought it was pretty average.... More 

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