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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  • 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 »
  • The grotto is home to an underwater nativity scene, made of ceramics by an artisan from nearby Vietri in 1956. Since that time, divers from all over Italy come to pay a visit to the Holy Family at...  more »
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