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Emerald Grotto (Grotta di Smeraldo)

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Address: Conca dei Marini, Italy
Description: Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named...
Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is named for the color reflected in the water and offers many fascinating geological structures.
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We only visited the Emerald Grotto because our boat trip stopped here. It is only 5 euros for admission and there weren't any queues so that was nice. You go into some row boats... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We only visited the Emerald Grotto because our boat trip stopped here. It is only 5 euros for admission and there weren't any queues so that was nice. You go into some row boats and a man will tell you in English about the caves. After the first minute he will run out of actual facts so will start pointing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you go to the emerald grotto, do not expect too much. If you have been to the Grotto Azura on Capri, pass it by, Only 5E apiece, but they guide will expect a tip. The 15 minute boat 'ride' is just a circle of the grotto, about 70 yds by 40 yds. the light comes in from the sea... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A cave and water that was the size of a large swimming pool. Nothing at all special and not worth the parking fee or entrance fee. What a waste of time.

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Herzlia, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A cave on the water one of the walls of which has an underwater opening that lets sunlight in through the seawater creating a lighted spot in the water (not the walls!). Big deal! If you have visited rocky sea coasts - you have most probably encountered similar phenomena very often. No comparison whatsoever to the Grotta Azzurra in Capri.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My mother and her family are from Vettica, the next village along, and she still has a house there. Since I was born, I visit every year and have been amazed to discover new caves and beaches along the coast where you can free dive and high dive from the cliffs. It started from summersults from the natural arch on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This came recommended to us by some people at our hotel. We were so glad we stopped and saw the Emerald green water. Our kids loved it as well

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Emerald Grotto is just right across form La Conca Azurra Hotel. Paid 5 Euros to get in. Had to take an elevator going down. It is not a big cave and the tour was just about 15 to 20 minutes. It is not worth a special trip on it's own. It was across the hotel we were staying so decided... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I visited the Emerald Grotto with my two teenage sons as part of a day boat trip from Positano. We all enjoyed it, found it a bit of fun, and thought it well worth the 30-45 minute diversion and entrance money. I'm not sure if it's worth a special trip on its own, but its well worth visiting if you're... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visted the Emerald Grotto because we were staying at the hotel next door. The entrance fee includes the trip down through the rock in a lift then a boat trip into the grotto. The boatman sang songs and the water was green but it was a bit over-rated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I would recommend getting a boat there as opposed to driving. That way you get lovely views of the coast and it is brilliant to be sitting in the sun floating on the glittering sea. The grotto is very special and the water truly clear and emerald! Interesting experience.

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