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The emerald Grotto: photo description (Grotta dello Smeraldo)

Emerald Grotto is a sea cave located in the vicinity of the resort town of Conca dei Marini on the Amalfi Riviera. This is one of the few sea caves in the world, filled with water and illuminated the wonderful emerald light from which it got its name. The surface area of the grotto is approximately 45Ñ…32 meters, and the ceiling of the cave is at a height of 24 metres above the water.

Unlike the more famous Blue Grotto a few miles to the West, on the island of Capri, the emerald Grotto is not natural passages above the water level. The only entrance to the cave is under water. The reflected sunlight penetrates and gives the water a characteristic emerald hue shining in the daytime. By the way, no cave was the reason that it has long remained unknown. Only in 1932-m to year it was found by a local fisherman Luigi Buonocore.

To get to the emerald Grotto on the main road of the Amalfi Riviera Strada Statale. Near the small Parking lot is an Elevator that lowers visitors down to the cave. There they sit on boats and go on a little trip for a unique wonder of nature.