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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

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Address: Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
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+39 089 831535
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We rented a boat to tour the Amalfi Coast and this was a brief stop. Nice to see but I would not make plans to go here as the only stop.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
Providence, Rhode Island
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the cave during a tour of a day along the Amalfi Coast, I was really curious but now I can sa!ydo not stop! It's not worth it, it's just a tourist place with an endless waits to visit just a cave on an awkward raft!

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Wasn’t sure about visiting here and on reading the reviews and seeing the ratings, which were evenly spread over the whole range, from terrible to excellent, it didn’t make the decision any easier. We were going to Amalfi for the day anyway, via the ferry from Salerno and the Emerald Grotto was only a 15 minute bus trip from Amalfi.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We rented a boat to tour the Amalfi Coast and this was a brief stop. Nice to see but I would not make plans to go here as the only stop.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time or money and skip this useless "attraction". The first thing the "captain" says is don't forget to tip your captain even after giving them 5 euros each for 5 minutes. Nothing of interest here

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Ok you won't pay much, but you will lose your time. There is strictly just one cave room to visit, on a small boat, and that room is couple of meters wide. The colour of the water is indeed emerald, and there is little baby Jesus artificial to see, but really, just go somewhere else for your time on the... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It is really a great value for your ten Euros, but don't build up anyone's expectations for the grotto itself. Interesting, but easy to skip. However, the boat ride over and back for 10 E is a great value, making tghe whole trip well worthwhile. Especially if you want to take pictures of the city of Amalfi and the coastline,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not really worse. Yet for those who are in the area and have missed (as we did due the weather) the Grotta Azzurra at Abacapri may stop by just mark of seeing it. I't's only about 4 min. of 'nothing to write home about' whille the 'captain' speaks 80% of the time of not to forget to tip him... The... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I read where some people actually visited the grotto on foot. That might have been nice but then we would have missed the other interesting sites on the coast as viewed from a boat. However, this was impressive from the water and you could get an idea of the scale when the area is viewed in its entirety from afar.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Not nearly as magnificent as the blue grotto in Capri but quick, inexpensive, and easy. We enjoyed it.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were on the Amalfi coast on a rainy day. Not so hot. But we took a boat from Positano to Amalfi (under cover) and had great views without 500 tight turns on the road. We saw this cave and it is really impressive from the water.

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