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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2014
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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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London
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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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collegeville, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

So if you are going to the Emerald Grotto thinking that you will have the same experience that you had at the Blue Grotto, you will probably be disappointed. However, if you are in the area it is something to see and check out.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It was a little off the beaten path but well worh the trip. The guides were generous with their time and explaned of the history. This area didn't have the crowds that we experienced at the Blue Grotto but was certainly just as enjoyable.

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Granville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A little on the hokey side but worth the boat ride on the Med. While you don't really go that far in the Grotto the colors are dramatic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The boatmen singing what sounded like 'Just one Cornetto' were the most entertaining element of this short lived experience. The Emerald Grotto itself was disappointing and frankly not worth visiting unless your thing is seeing typical cave features and a small area of the water being illuminated by light coming in through an underwater opening to the outside.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Don't go there! It's a waste of money. You pay 5 euros for a 5-min trip with a terrible Italian guy rowing you around in a small dark grotto and asking for tips....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

5 euro for a boat ride in a small cave that lasted not more than 5 minutes. The guy begging for tips from start to finish. What a total waste or money.

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