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Grotta di Matromania: Tours & Tickets

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10 Jul 2018
“Off the beaten track”
11 May 2018
This natural cave was the site of strange rituals to worship gods during ancient Roman times.
Giro del'Arco Naturale, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Whilst on the way to the Natural Arch from Capri Town you will automatically come to the Grotto on your way there. It is a massive formation, very impressive although there is nothing in it. According to one knowledgable visitor there was once a slab...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Take the time and leave the shopping behind to get a real feel for this island by foot. Absolutely incredible beauty is just about 20 minutes away from the crowds.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wynterhk
Reviewed 19 December 2017

My husband & I hired a boat/captain when were last in Capri. Super fun & the captain took us through the Grotta di Matromania. He explained you should kiss as you float through. Fortunately I adore my husband (especially in Italy) so this was fun.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Livnthedream
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This wonderful grotto is a natural cave that was used for the Mithraic cult during the time of ancient Rome. Matromania comes from 'magna mater' - the great mother, however it was used for the cult of Mithra. The marble slab depicting Mithra is currently...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Eleanor R
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is an outstanding, rigorous hike. Follow directions carefully or you could end up climbing hundreds of extra feet like we did. Google the ruins afterward. Note- the arch was under scaffolding when we were there.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank AshleyLBC
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We enjoyed hiking to these limestone caves. Fortunately we had a guide who helped us appreciate what we were seeing. It was nice to step away from the crowds and experience a quieter side of the island.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank kroepoek7
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

difficult Hike but worth it. travelled with 1.5y old son and in laws with walking difficulties but managed to get there slowly.. also later down to the beach.. found little stall on the way there for juice which was 5 euro each but the stall...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Sonny K
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Once you arrive the views are spectacular. This is a truly gorgeous and romantic. I recommend hiking to it in early morning so you can be back before it gets too hot.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Bert T
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An inland grotto which delves deep into the cliff face. You can enter and enjoy the cool and the peace. Be prepared for a lot of steps to climb down or up in order to get there!

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 12 November 2015

It's a must see when visiting Capri, BUT, you must speak to someone to make sure you walk the correct way down the steps so you don't suffer walking UP them.

Date of experience: November 2015
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