Cave of Smeraldo, Positano

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#4 of 7 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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  • A unique experience that I recommend to do at all. The cave is mysterious, romantic and visiting with ridiculous prices.
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  • Book a tour costs 10 euros per person plus 5 for entry for trout with a personable gentleman who with rafts to make a brief tour in the cave that is definitely beautiful ... you won't be electrocuted, but if you want to fill an hour and a half of your day go pure.....ci you can get there by car and then by elevator descend ... ripsarmiate the 10 euro boat pass. ...
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  • Got here on a stopover to our cruise, we took this tour to discover the coast. So as I said: the + - power ballad by boat along a splendid Coast - visit a cave a little any but rather cool in a hot August day the - cave bof - enough sports berthing at the entrance of the cave, I recommend to people with hard to walk and young children age
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With some of Amalfi Coast's finest hotels and restaurants, Positano attracts an affluent crowd of tourists. Hotel rooms aren't cheap, but they do offer unbeatable views of the coastline. For the ultimate luxury experience, stay at one of the city's private villa-hotels, offering comfortable rooms and access to rooftop terraces, private swimming pools, and lush backyards. Stay in Positano if you prefer urban attractions, but if you want to escape the crowds, consider one of the fishing villages in the vicinity of the city.
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