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“Quite staggeringly underwhelming”

Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)
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Salerno to Amalfi and Positano Private Boat Excursion
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We booked this trip on the harbour at Amalfi and the boat trip there was excellent - the grotto was not. The words "rip off" spring to mind. One small patch of green ish water you wouldn't necessarily have noticed had it not been billed as the highlight of the trip.

3  Thank Lizzie071
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We booked a day trip from,Pompeii around the Amalfi coast. A good trip which included a stop at,this grotto which we didn't ask for. The driver knew the restaurant owner and,suggested we had lunch there and,visited the grotto.
The grotto is a long way down and,the restaurant very expensive so,we looked over the edge and,saw the amazing water and,having read the menu decided to get back to our transport and,eat in Amalfi which was much cheaper but,the driver will tell you otherwise.

5  Thank NessaJ33
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We loved the Amalfi so much, we have already booked a trip back. However, a tip on the grottos - you MUST book a private tour. Unfortunately, we scheduled Capri into our day trip, which, in my mind, isn't really worth it (ok, maybe once). I am not really sure what turned me off of Capri, but when you compare all of the other lovely Amalfi Coastal towns, it was most definitely the least interesting. But back to the grottos. The colour of the water is nothing like I'd ever seen before. Our tour guide took us into the "caves" and it made us giggle uncontrollably - try it and you will know why. These big boats, in a little tiny opening in the side of an extraordinary mountain. Perhaps it was the wine. Don't knock the grottos. A must see ;)

4  Thank IsabellaSpencer
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

this was the worst tourist trap I ever visited! Do not go there if you don't like crowds or if your claustrophobic. It is absolute chaos and a ripe off. It is terrible Positano is running this potentially beautiful tour like a mob scene-very disappointed. Luckily that was the ONLY thing I didn't like about Italy,

6  Thank lovebythebeach1
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We thought of going to this one since we were driving past it, and we had not gone to the Blue Grotto whilst we were on Capri, and since it only costs Euro 5. Basically you go into a big cave and there is only one underwater opening that lets the light through. It is pretty, but not much different from what you see from postcards and photos you see here. I would just stop for a short visit to the souvenir shop next door and save the 15 mins and Euro 5 going down to the grotto.

4  Thank DrewHK
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