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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go on a bright day so that you actually see the light coming in to the grotto. Reasonable at 5 euro (1 pint of lager back home) and quite charming in an understated way. Give the boatman - euro, he is trying.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2018

I was the only one on the boat and the boatman was trying to kiss and touch me :/ Disaster!! After all of that he even asked me for a tip. What an embarrassing wreck of a man!!

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank IzaGitta
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

We were traveling from Positano to Amalfi and our guide recommended we stop. The entrance fee is 5 euro per person and includes a little boat float around the grotto. It’s pretty inside and worth the stop if you’re driving by

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank MatthewH791
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We visit it in summer, it is nice , it take you just 15 minutes is nice, it has big stalactites and is nice to visit. If you are not near that place it doesn't worth while to go there.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We loved this place, but the staffs are not so nice and besides you pay the entrance fee and they strongly ask you for more tip. It's so inconvenient !

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Negrisoli
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Grotto Smeraldo was a blast. The water was just as blue but no claustrophobia involved. The best part is that you gey rowed around get to see the nativity scene under water and serenaded. Yes serenaded by one young one older wonderful man who will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank lola524
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Take the ferry to Amalfi and pick up a tour boat to the grotto. Expect to pay 10 euros return, then another 5 euros for the grotto. You may want to save your money for the Blue Grotto on Capri but it was a pleasant...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teachercat99
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little grotto that provides some relatively cheap entertainment. The grotto is interesting with the color and rock formations. The guide is very entertaining (especially if they serenade you). If you get there before the tour buses, it is a tourist fast...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Having being put off after reading the bad reviews about tourists being ripped off with exorbitant costs for the Blue Grotto on Capri my wife and I decided to give the Grotta dello Smeraldo a go. We drove there, parking was pretty casual. Walked down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 502larryf
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We took a boat trip from Amalfi to the Grotta dello Smeraldo Ok the grotto itself isn't the eighth wonder of the world, but if you limit your expectations,sit back and enjoy the boat trip along the stunning Amalfi coast, to reach the grotto entrance,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jackie G
4 June 2017|
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Response from Marialyce | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there is a storage for luggage at the Emerald Grotto. It is very small and we left our luggage on the bus.
Tanya A
10 May 2017|
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Response from superfantagenius | Reviewed this property |
not possible by walk, but the trip on the boat is short and very very simple. no problem with Child. in june we have parking in front of the grotta.. best hours are 2 and 3 Pm
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