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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Emerald Grotto is a must see if you have time! It's an elevator ride down to the grotto, with some amazing views down by the water outside of the grotto. It costs 5 euros per person to go into the grotto and ride a little boat around the grotto. Takes about 10 minutes. The cave is breathtaking!

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Thank Heathern629
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is 20 minutes on a row boat. Not much to see but it was somewhat entertaining. The just row around an extremely small cave and speak about the formations and then splash the water so it looks like emeralds.

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Thank philip c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a small boat from the beach at Conca dei Marini and did not have to wait bobbing on the water outside the Grotto. The Grotto is lovely and colours spectacular. Don't bother tring to get photos inside, they can't capture the effect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grotto is very nice. Not expensive and not a long line to wait. Its very small, Only a 10 minutes boat ride, but worth it. Don't go before 10:30 AM because the sun wouldn't get in yet. Its also quite cheap I'm comparisons to others, 5 Euro. Boatmen expect an extra tip. (almost no one gave them in our visit).

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Thank IreneK k
Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely NOT worth the effort of visiting. We were lucky to be able to walk there but it was a waste of time

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped while driving by. 5 euros per adult for the visit which lasted about 30 mins. If you pass by I would recommend but not enough for a days worth

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A relatively small Grotto, you enter on foot and only then board a tiny boat inside. The lighting is nice and worth the visit if you are near bye. Entrance fee is only 5 Euro ( June 2016), and the boat ride inside is about 10 minutes. Parking above the grotto may be challenging at times. Try to get there... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was next to out Hotel so we got the lift down and paid 5 euros for the boat to take us round the cave which took 10 minutes. Beautiful cave, the singing from the' captain' was a surprise. Fun to do but quite a short trip.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Having been told that the Emerald Grotto was as good if not better than the the Blue Grotto on Capri we decided to give it a go, the guide on the boat was patronisingly entertaining, the boat tour lasted approx 10 mins, fair value I guess, was it worth doing, when you have travelled from New Zealand, I suppose so,... More 

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