Are you planning a trip to Italy? Here is the iconic Blue Grotto that you can’t afford to miss. The Blue Grotto Capri is also known as ‘Grotta Azzurra.’ Its mouth is only two meters wide, so the visitors have to board small rowboats (houses max four passengers). This magical sea cave is one of the biggest tourist spots of Capri. Locally called as ‘Gradola,’ it had been shut down as it said that it is the home of evil spirits and monsters. Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with a proper sea terms (in the case of high winds, the cave mouth is closed).
Best Time To Visit
The sunlight that illuminates the inside of the cave is at its powerful between 12’o clock to 2’o clock, though the reflections can be seen all through the morning hours. Avoid visiting the cavern when the sea waves are dark and rough. It’s recommended to come with a guide or at least someone who is familiar with the area. Our buddy Eric from Elk Grove Tile was essentially our guide throughout our navigation in the tunnels. This is how we knew to visit around Noon.
How To Reach There
- By Foot: It is a 40 minutes ride which covers 3.5 km distance. Just from Viale T. de Tommaso, just walk via Pagliaro and then via Grotta Azzurra.
- By Boat: It is a 10 minutes distance from Marina Grande to an island.
- By Bus: It is a 15-minute ride. Just take the bus from the bus stop at Anacapri which is 50 meters away from Piazza Vittoria.