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“Peaceful and unusual”

Emerald Grotto (Grotta di Smeraldo)
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Private Tour: Amalfi Coast by Vintage Vespa from Naples
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Owner description: 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.
West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Peaceful and unusual”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Easy to miss as you drive along the coast. Worth stopping. A lift takes you down to the water's edge then you go into the cave and are taken for a short boat ride inside where you can see the rock formations and glowing blue water. Every bit as good as the Grotta Azzurra on Capri.

Visited October 2012
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Newmarket, Canada
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“Don't bother”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our tour bus stopped here. Thank goodness it was only 5 euros. "Lookie lookie, it's a miracle" Those who have been will know what I mean.
The best thing we did was to hire a boat out of Positano to go along the coast. The boat driver took us into a couple of small caves. Boats can be hired out of Amalfi and Sorrento. It's a great way to see the coastline from the water. Someone else on our trip took a boat out of Sorrento and went swimming in the cave.

Visited October 2012
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 reviews
“not as amazing as it sounds”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

the view before taking the elevator down is stunning! but, the grotta itself wasn't interesting to our opinion. a small cave, dark, you pay 6 euro per person (it's cheap, to the grotta azzura you have to pay almost 40 euros per person..) to have a few minute "trip" in a small boat, with a local guide who was quite silly&funny, singing weird songs, it looked like he was amused by us coming there, knowing it's a tourist-trap.. you can deffenetly not go there and you won't miss a thing!

Visited October 2012
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Surrey
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10 reviews
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“Short and sweet”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The grotto itself was interesting but the guide takes the boat round for about 10-15 minutes and gives a set patter and song - don't feel obliged to tip!

Visited September 2012
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Northbrook, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Not worth a stop”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Our guide took us to this Grotto on the way from Amalfi to Sorrento. We should have known it was a tourist trap, since the stop before was at an overpriced Ceramics shop.
The view in front of the Grotto was much better than the one in the grotto itself. A small dark cave with a dim light, it serves as a tourist trap as there is nothing particularly exciting about it. A very short boat ride provides a chance to cool off when the temperatures outside hit 100 degrees.
We should have done what I really wanted to do and visit Ravello instead. The hour it took to walk through the shop and visit to the grotto was a real waste of valuable vacation time. Beware.

Visited September 2012
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