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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 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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October 2016

Parking is free.beware of the rogue pretending to be a parking attendant . The boatman does ask for a tip in every other sentence. No need to give your money away! Conca azzurra... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 10, 2016
linda m
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Parking is free.beware of the rogue pretending to be a parking attendant . The boatman does ask for a tip in every other sentence. No need to give your money away! Conca azzurra hotel has excellent restaurant.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

3 adults with a small children on boat trip from Amalfi 30 euros child not charged nice experience for 15 minutes each way. Notices on board to tip staff. When landed at the grotto they charged 5 euros per person to go into a very small cave and into an over crowded rowing boat which took you round the cave... More 

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Cordova
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Advertised as an enchanting grotto with emerald water. Reality is a 10 minute rowboat ride in a murky sea cave. Have a gelato instead.

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Stockport, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Short, cheap, very pretty experience. Not very prominently signed, but easy access from road via lift (or by boat). Amusing commentary from boatman. Cafes and toilets nearby in shop cafes.

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Leeds
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

There are so many other things to do in the area. You pay 5 euros for a boat and it take all of 5 minutes to see it all.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

If you've seen 1 grotto in your lifetime you've kinda seen them all. This is very small & I was little underwhelmed with the entire experience!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I think the many disparaging reviews before mine are pretty fair, id agree that the experience certainly wasn't the highlight of my tour of the Amalfi coast, but I am glad I went. Iguess I knew that I would be paying 5 euro for a quick look in a cave with pretty blue water so I wasn't disappointed when this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

not worth it - go to the blue grotto instead. some statues been sunk to the bottom, 5 euro to get in, pressured to tip boat operator for a five minte round.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Five Euros to get in per person for a five minute sad circle boat trip inside a small cave. The light makes on small area look green - hardly spectacular or wow. Most annoying thing is the boat guide who blatantly in every other sentence asks for everyone to leave him a tip - reinforced at the end when we... More 

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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We were told to visit the Emerald Grotto between 10.30am and midday as the light in the grotto is at its best during this time. We arrived at the entrance,travelled down to the grotto by elevator and were transferred to small rowing boats which took us into the grotto for approximately 10 minutes. The cost was 5 euros per person.... More 

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