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Emerald Grotto (Grotta di Smeraldo)

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Address: Conca dei Marini, Italy
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Set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, this awesomely beautiful cave is...

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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Its only 5 euros but it was very touristy, took about 10 minutes and just wasn't that great. I would recommend taking a boat tour to Capri and seeing some of the grottos on the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Kym T
Brisbane, Australia
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Prince George, Canada
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146 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The brochure depicts a Grotto bathed in emerald light. In fact there is a dark grotto with some stalagmites illuminated with spots and a small section of the cave has natural light coming through a submerged tunnel, giving that one small area a greenish glow. There are so many better ways to spend your time in Amalfi.

Thank Larry B
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You take the lift down to this underworld cavern bathed in emerald light. The staff are helpful and it is very good value for money.

Thank LindaLeVasseur
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Its only 5 euros but it was very touristy, took about 10 minutes and just wasn't that great. I would recommend taking a boat tour to Capri and seeing some of the grottos on the way - definitely worth the money for that.

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Menominee, MI
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

So many people pay a ton of money to take a boat trip over to Capri and be pulled through the Blue Grotto. A fun trip and unique experience. However, for only e5, you can walk into the Emerald Grotto and spend a few minutes being highly entertained by your oarsman singing some silly songs, taking pictures of you with... More 

Thank gustynpip
Tallinn, Estonia
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92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Entering this grotto, you can't help thinking if it's a joke and there is more to it. But, nope, it is truly a 10x10m hole in a wall, that just happens to receive a natural light from under the cliff. Don't bother coming here on purpose, stop only if it's on your way anyway and you don't know a better... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

haha grotta di smeraldo is a cave with water, 2 small rowing boats and 2 crooning oarsmen :o)0 It can be approached by land or by sea but the result is the same....an amusing 10 mins in a boat with singing oarsmen who remind you that they need a tip. But hey..... This is Italy, embrace it and enjoy it.

Thank PSM318
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Small cave but interesting short tour by boat. Guides make it interesting. Worth an excursions when in the area

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were lucky enough to be staying within walking distance and enjoyed the visit. Our boat 'captain' spoke English and was fairly humerus (whilst also suggesting we tip him!) Not sure I would travel specifically to see it.

Thank hanspans83
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Ok...so a lot of folk either love this or think it's a complete waste of time. I took my 3 teenage daughters and we all enjoyed it. Yes, it's only a 10 minute tour, and the grottoe is only small, so just keep your expectations in check and enjoy it.... 5 euros for a trip somewhere you would not just... More 

Thank t0nyleeds
New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The grotto needs another 100,000 years or so to really develop. The whole ride is 10 boring, worthless minutes. Not worth even getting out of the sun. The shop across the street was more interesting.

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