Blue Grotto /  Grotta Azzurra

Blue Grotto / Grotta Azzurra

If you have heard about Capri, then you have heard of the Blue Grotto. This one attraction is sometimes the only thing visitors see when day-tripping to the island.

Experience the wonder of the Blue Grotto by boarding a small wooden rowboat and being guided by an able skipper through a tiny stone portal to an enchanting world. The azure, blue-lit cavern is filled with sparkling water that reflects silver, and the ancient Neapolitan songs echoing along the stone walls add to the magical experience.

Blue Grotto /  Grotta Azzurra

These photos of the Grotta Azzurra are not retouched, and the water is as crystal clear as seen in the pictures. They are also from my trip to the grotto about 10 years ago so please forgive the quality. You will feel like you are suspended in the heavens rather than floating on water.

This natural sea cave is 60 meters long and 25 meters wide, and visitors must board small rowboats with a maximum of four passengers as the cave mouth is only roughly a meter high and two meters wide. The skipper will guide you through the opening using a metal chain attached to the cave walls while you lay back along the bottom of the boat.

Blue Grotto /  Grotta Azzurra

The Blue Grotto is a must-see attraction on Capri Island, and you should experience it at least once in your lifetime. If you like, it is also common to jump out of the boat and swim inside the grotto.

Helpful Information

Best Time to Visit: Opening dates and times: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as long as there are favorable seas. Closed on December 25 and January 1st each year. AddressCheck at the info points in Marina Grande or in the Piazzetta, Admission price: EUR 18

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