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Emerald Grotto (Grotta di Smeraldo)

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Address: Conca dei Marini, Italy

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

Reviewed October 10, 2016
linda m
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much better than the blue grotto -- easily accessible for most people -- a true treasure on the Amalfi Coast!

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Reviewed December 11, 2016

We were there in October of 2016 and it was nice. I have difficulty walking so just went along for the boat ride to the grotto, very beautiful and nice way to see the coast from the water. Bring a light jacket -- it sprinkled and the wind can be chilly. The grotto itself, which I declined to see myself,... More 

Thank Hunter B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank linda m
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Keith W
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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.

Thank JohnWoodford
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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.

Thank elliefont
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!!

Thank Amanda C
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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 

Thank Sonali W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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