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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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Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Sorrento
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Very impressive little cave

While we drove from Salerno to Positano we stopped at this place that was recommended to us. unfortunately, it was already closed, so the next day we came back through Sorrento... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Willemstad, Curacao
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not worth the 5euros to wait in a queue to go in a circle boat ride round the cave. There are other caves in the area in particular if you go round Capri by boat that are more spectacular in my opinion and free. You can snorkel and swim in these caves.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Butlins circa 1970; join the crowds, selfie sticks and don't forget your bucket and spade....and if you're lucky you might get half drowned in oversweet cheap lemoncello.....frankly it was my fault for going on holiday by mistake (in June, in Italy, in a tourist spot? Surely not....)

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Firenze
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not what you expect. The short boat trip is of course beautiful, but take the trip and forget the Grotto Smeraldo. I pay 5 euro to go in a boat inside the grotto but you dont need to. You can see it from land. We thought is was quite funny how they tricked us to pay for this.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we drove from Salerno to Positano we stopped at this place that was recommended to us. unfortunately, it was already closed, so the next day we came back through Sorrento to Positano and entered the cave. The entry's fee was five euros (each). The cave's size is not so large, but it contains several geological phenomena that worth looking... More 

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Orlando, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our driver stopped at the Grotto on the way to Amalfi. The elevator took us down to the Grotto were the boat was waiting for us. It was only $5 Euros for a short boat ride with history of the Grotto.

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Thank Julia H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice entrance it the actual grotto might not give you so much. The guide was funny and it's only 5 euro to get in. Not a bad thing but I wouldn't go an extra mile to visit it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 6 metre inflatable out of Positano on a three hour return trip to the Emerald Grotto. Along the way we stopped at a couple of smaller caves / swimming spots. One cave was large enough for our boat to travel inside. I must say we throughly enjoyed the journey to the Grotto. But...I knew we were in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop by on our way to Ravello from Positano. It's nothing extraordinary that you need to make a trip to visit . But if you in a area it's nice to stop by to see. It's a cave with stalagmites, roomy and it has some area that looks green because of the way the light touches it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good to have seen it wouldn't rush back though very over priced and not enough time spent at the grotto its self

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those situations where you think, we have come such a long way, we are in the area, so we might as well make the effort to see it. We caught the ferry from Salerno to Amalfi, then the bus to the Grotto. The people who rated it poor to average were around the mark. It was... More 

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