Cave of Smeraldo, Positano

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#5 of 9 in Nature in Amalfi Coast
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, Positano Edition.
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  • Definitely a WTF moment if ever there was one. As we all stood there in the hot humid cave anxiously awaiting our turn to experience what was build to be quite a spectacular site, I watched the three ...  more »
  • Tour guide was a total creep. He was kissing the Asian tourists in the front row. Made everyone uncomfortable. Also asked for tips every 10seconds.  more »
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