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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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USD 45.35*
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Half-Day Cruise to Positano from Amafli
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USD 85.03*
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Daily Amalfi Coast Group Tour
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USD 147.38*
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Full-Day Positano and Amalfi Cruise from Naples
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Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

A true beauty hidden 17 stories below the amalfi coast. If you get a chance its worth the 4euros. There are located right across the street from the pottery shop, go down the stairs to the elevator which takes you right there. If your lucky...More

Thank Karyn M
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

All I can say is don't go here and waste your money. Was taken to this grotto as part of our amalfi Coast tour yesterday. 5 euros entry fee. They should pay you. Absolutely dreadful. "If you use your imagination" is the well used phrase...More

1  Thank Carol O
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This grotto on our way to Capri was incredibly beautiful. The water was truly emerald green, crystal clear and you could see small fish in it too. Our speed boat taxi was taken into the grotto in reverse to allow us the full experience. One...More

Thank NiloufersKitchen
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Grotto is small and has an area where the water is lit with blue light from under- allegedly daylight but could have been electric. Nothing else noteworthy. Our Boardman only asked for tips once but it sounds like we were lucky! I guess if you...More

Thank wimbledonian1
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I thought this was cool, but I almost expected more based on the way it's talked up. The guide on the boats inside the grotto were hilarious, but I thought it was obnoxious they asked for tips twice when you already had to pay 5...More

1  Thank Renee H
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Complete tourist trap. It's some shimmery green water with a little pottery at the bottom. Had to pay 5 extra euros for a "boat tour" which consisted of a rowboat circling the pond while the guy leading the tour sang tunelessly.

Thank nycpearl
Reviewed 15 May 2015

All of the Grottos are amazing! The water is beautiful and the reflection off of the water in the grottos is stunning!

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 10 May 2015

It is a delightful ride and as you slide thru to the Grotto you are serenaded and view the spectacular colors inside the Grotto and the magnificent colors of the ocean.

Thank jeditaly
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

We went by foot to the lift and then by lift. The grotto is zero dot zero. The only funny thing is the entertaining "captain" who speaks many languages and well understanding how poor the attraction is, he tries to make it more interesting.

2  Thank Nikolay M
Reviewed 3 May 2015

You pay 10 euros for a boat trip to the grotto, but if you want to go into the grotto its another 5 euros, they don't tell you this until you are on the water and half way there. When you get to the grotto...More

9  Thank David B
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Jackie G
Is there anywhere to leave luggage (2 small wheely cases) if you are arriving at the grotto by SITA bus?
5 June 2017|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be a problem to leave them with an attendant.
Tanya A
When visiting the grotta della smeraldo, do you have to take the boat? Are you able to walk inside and view it by foot? We have a child with us so would prefer to avoid the boat if possible... Also, is there parking nearby?
10 May 2017|
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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