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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

1,152 Reviews
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Pack two of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites—the Amalfi Coast and Pompeii—into one day on a tour that includes easy round-trip transport from Rome. Your guide knows the best ways to get around Italy and keep you safe when driving along the twisty, hard-to-navigate roads of the Amalfi Coast, leaving you free to focus on the scenery rather than the roads.
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Bogdan M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Guides do not speak english so could not understand a thing. The cave is amazing, something worth seeing but unfortunately the guide kept speaking in Italian and explaining everything.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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SunnyItaly wrote a review Aug 2020
Budapest, Hungary78 contributions29 helpful votes
The grotto is home to an underwater nativity scene, made of ceramics by an artisan from nearby Vietri in 1956. Since that time, divers from all over Italy come to pay a visit to the Holy Family at Christmas. The Emerald Grotto can only be visited on a boat. You will be taken in a rowboat that hosts about 10 passengers and given a tour with a guide. You can reach the grotto either by sea in a ferry, by renting a boat at any of the ports along the coast, or by car/bus. You stop at the facilities on the main coastal road and reach the departure point by way of an elevator or along a panoramic stairway. It is recommended being visited in the early afternoon, between noon and 3 o'clock, to enjoy the best possible light. The facilities are open daily from 9.30 am to 4 pm, the entrance ticket to the grotto is 6 euro (times and price can change without notice). We enjoyed it a lot.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mélanie B C wrote a review Jan 2020
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The water is not really green, way more blue. The space is really small, you can see everything at the entrance without actually stepping on the little boats with the annoying drivers. And one of the drivers puts loud italian music and shouts the lyrics over it, you just wish it will be over soon.... Its really a tourist attraction, and not a good one. Nothing 'authentic' about it, the water is blue, the light is nice, but onces you see it at the entrance, that all you'll get from this 'tour'... If you really want to go, avoid the loud guide who's also really insistent for tips and super fake-kind, you can see behind is guide-kindness-face that he's actually annoyed to even be there, working..
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Date of experience: September 2019
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James V wrote a review Nov 2019
Brentwood, California335 contributions148 helpful votes
We sailed to the Emerald Grotto from Amalfi and then transferred to the smaller row boat . Then we entered the tiny entrance into the Grotto ( cave ) the lighting was just perfect. The beautiful Emerald glow glimmering from the outside sunshine was stunning. My picturs turned out excellent .. the rowers all sing Italian and the voices echo off the walls of the cave. This is much better Grotto then the Blue Cave on the isle of Capri . Worth the time !!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Palnika H wrote a review Nov 2019
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If you are unable to go to the Blue Grotto, this is a good alternative. It is relatively less crowded and you could see the same effect of light inside a cave. It was an unusual and beautiful experience, but definitely avoid it if you are travelling by public transport. Much better transport modes would be a car, or booked tour or boat.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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