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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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Interesting and cute.

A limestone cave with stalactites and limestone formations, linked to open sea under water level. Beautiful clear water becomes iridescent near sea connection.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Philip G
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Attard, Malta
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Attard, Malta
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61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A limestone cave with stalactites and limestone formations, linked to open sea under water level. Beautiful clear water becomes iridescent near sea connection.

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Thank Philip G
Baton rouge, United States
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous water surrounding by high cliffs in the mountainside. Our boat trip along the Amalfi Coast was spectacular!

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Thank Angela G
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I laughed more on this short tour of the Emerald Grotto than I did on my whole trip in Italy! You travel down an elevator to the bottom of the coast and enter a boat inside the grotto. Our guide/captain was absolutely hilarious and the whole experience is quite cheesy! We were shown a rock formation which resembled our country's... More 

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Thank LauRicho
Viera, Florida
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Our Guide stopped at this so called amazing Green Waters located in a cave where the sea comes in. It was a 5 Euro charge per person. Down we went in a rickety elevator and then were ushered in a hand made boat holding about 8 people. We were then rowed (yes, a guy with two oars) around a small... More 

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2 Thank Rick W
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous green waters ! Lovely Emerald cove . It's quite surreal ! In terms of this grotto it is not talked about enough as compared to the Blure Gtotto but it is more beautiful and less commercial ! A must visit destination .

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Thank Aminah Z
Antwerp, Belgium
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

You take an elevator down and go into the grotta. There you will do a 5 minute boat ride to see the blue shiny water and the underwater nativity scene.

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Thank HildeN2
Berkeley, California
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93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

My friend and I rode the bus from Positano to visit the Grotta dello Smeraldo (we would have gone by boat, but the boats don't run this late in the year). The bus ride along the Amalfi Coast was more than exciting, but I cannot recommend the Grotta. You take an elevator down, then buy a 5 Euros pp ticket... More 

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4 Thank Harold D
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This place is not "amazing" but worth a visit if can be visited without tails that can be much longer time of the visit inside. Nevertheless, I suggest a stop because the cavities that can be visited are not so many.

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Thank Marielle C
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was silly. If you can't get to see the Blue Grotto, then this is runner up but it is still not really worth your time or money. The only reason we visited was because our boat tour to Capri included the Blue Grotto but it was closed as is often the case in autumn. So, sure. We went. I... More 

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3 Thank FruityJ
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The color of the water was amazing. We stopped by it on our Positano Boat trip to Capri so it was all part of our fun boat tour.

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