Cave of Smeraldo, Positano

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Cave of Smeraldo is known for the iridescent emerald light that covers the walls of the cave. A combination of geological events creates the captivating effect. The only direct opening to outside light is beneath the water. When daylight shines through, the green color appears on the cave walls. You can easily reach the cave via car by taking the ss163 highway from Capri. A small fee provides access to the cave via elevator, while a rowboat manned by a singing tour guide will take you into the grotto's interior. Cave of Smeraldo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This was a last minute addition as we drove by, our tour guide Roberto Allesandro just pulled over and said this is something you should do. Short walk down some stairs, €18 for a family of four... 
    This was a last minute addition as we drove by, our tour guide Roberto Allesandro just pulled over and said this is something you should do. Short walk down some stairs, €18 for a family of four...  more »
  • Guides do not speak english so could not understand a thing. The cave is amazing, something worth seeing but unfortunately the guide kept speaking in Italian and explaining everything. 
    Guides do not speak english so could not understand a thing. The cave is amazing, something worth seeing but unfortunately the guide kept speaking in Italian and explaining everything.  more »
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  • Tiny cave with very few stalagmites and stalactites but with a light entrance under the water making the blue effect. It is very pleasant and there is free parking (although very limited) or you can visit via boat (I'd assume organised trips). Entry cost 6€, which includes a small "boat ride" (the cave is probably 100m circle, so not really a ride, but it takes you next to the blue light zone, which is nice to take a few pictures).
  • A Really ok place. Nature wise the place is incredible, but you have to pay 5 Euro to get in and the people who works there are very "Pushy" for tips. 5 Stars for the nature, 1 star for humans.

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