Blue Grotto Tour

It is the most famous place on the island of Capri,the most spectacular and without doubt,at least during the tourist season, one of the most crowded.

Its name and beauty are due to the intense blue color of the crystal-water in this cave formed over the millenniums by the erosive action of the sea.

The cave consists of several enclosures:the largest of these, known as “Duomo Azzurro”, which is accessed through a natural opening artificially widened in Roman times and around 1830 ,covers a surface area of about 70 m lenght, 25 m in widht and 20-22 m in depth: the height of the internal vault ranges from 7 to 14 m. From this main cavity lead many corridors and passages to other underground ravines.

The light is filtered by the water which absorbs the red tones, leaving only the blue ones to pass into the cave. A second phenomenon creates the silver appearance of the objects immersed in the water: given that the index of refraction of the bubbles of air which adhere to the surface of the objects is different to that of the water, the light is allowed to egress.

It is believed that, in the Roman period, under the rule of Tiberius, the interior of the Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto was used as a marine nymphaeum. There have been those who imagined the cave as the habitat of Nereidi or of Sirens or believed it to be the realm of devils who bewitched all who dared to enter.

Unfortunately this amazing cave is open one day out of four about 90 days a year, it depends on the tides and of course also if the sea is little rough is closed because the entrance of this magical cave is about 1 meter high.

Comments

  1. Julian Lim says:

    We are interested in seeing the Blue Caves and taking your tour and wanted to check price and Availability. We are a party of 2 and will be in Sorrento 7/1-7/3. We are ok with group tours.

    Thanks!

  2. Stephanie Sanford says:

    Hi, I am interested in finding out more information about your blue grotto tours. My partner and I arrived on sorrento today and would be keen to come to Capri on Wednesday or Thursday. What is the likelihood of the cave being accesible with the weather forecast/tides etc? What do you offer for your tours? And what are the prices?

    Thanks
    Steph and tim

  3. Renee malone says:

    I will be visiting Rome in September and would like to know if there is a tour me and my friend could do of Capri including blue grotto. The date will be for September 24th. Also price.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Im. Traveling to the area in Oct. How late into the year do the tours run?

  5. Marianne Shriver says:

    My husband and I will be in Naples July 9, 2013. What blue grotto tour could we take and for how much and at what time?
    Thank you,
    Marianne Shriver

  6. Josh Walker says:

    Hi, I am interested in the blue grotto tour for myself and one other. Have you got any available on the dates between Fri 19th of July and Tuesday the 23rd of July? Thanks.

  7. Sheila Derechin says:

    I would like to know if you can get to the Blue Grotto on Sept. 30th. In the past, what is the percentage that it is opened on that day?
    Thank you,
    Sheila Derechin

  8. Adam Horvath says:

    Dear,
    Is it possible to visit the Blue Grotto in early February? Do you have scheduled tours in February, 2014 for Blue Grotto and/or Amalfi Coast?
    Thanks and regards,
    Adam Horvath

  9. Hi, what is the cost of a tour for 2 people to the Blue Grotto and Capri from Sorrento on either 11 May or 12 May? Please let us know the details of your tours. Thank you.

  10. Was just wondering of the cave is open in April?

  11. Joanna Oliveri says:

    Hello We are 4 adults travelling to Sorrento in early 4 or 5 May 2014. We are interested in doing a tour of the Blue Grottos
    can you please advise how to book and the price. Also are the days chosen suitable.
    kind regards
    Joanna

  12. What the cost for 2adults April 6 and 7

  13. Jamie Welsh says:

    Hello,

    My husband and I will be in Sorrento from May 5th – May 8th, 2014 and are very interesting in seeing Capri, AnaCapri, especially the Blue Grotto. Can you tell me if we have a decent chance of the Blue Grotto being open? Would appreciate more info on your two tours offered. Are they group tours? We are having a problem finding group tours to save some money – all tours I can find to Capri are private.

    Thank you!

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