Grotta dello Smeraldo

Top 1% of attractions in Amalfi Coast
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Each year, on 24 December and 6 January, skin-divers from all over Italy make their traditional pilgrimage to the ceramic presepe (nativity scene) submerged beneath the water.”

– Lonely Planet

Fodor's Fodor's
"The tacky road sign and squadron of tour buses may put you off, but this cavern is worth a stop. The karstic cave was originally part of the shore, but the lowest end sank into the sea." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Four kilometres west of Amalfi, this grotto is named after the eerie emerald colour that emanates from the water." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"The Grotta dello Smeraldo received its name for its water's unique emerald glow." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The transparent water of the Emerald cave is lit by the reflection of the sun's rays, giving it its characteristic colour." Full review