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  • Anacapri
    The Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto

Napoli - Anacapri
Monuments

 

The most famous of the grottos, inexorably linked to the Blue Island in name and in fame. The complex interplay of sunlight and water casts refracted blue light onto the walls and the vault, and opalescent
reflections from the bed of white sand give a silvery sheen to anyone swimming in its waters. It may have been a sacred place in ancient times, and was certainly a Roman nymphaeum: two statues found in the grotto are now in the National Museum of Naples. It was feared by fishermen in times past, when it was known as Grotta Gradola and reputed to be haunted. Its rediscovery in 1826 by the German painters August Kopisch and Ernst Fries, assisted by the local fisherman known as 'o Riccio, and its subsequent rechristening as the Blue Grotto, marked the onset of the island's tourist era. You cancatch a boat to the Blue Grotto from the harbour, Marina Grande, between 9am and an hour before sunset. Then small rowing boats will take you into the grotto.

 

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  • Easter holidays: Sunday, April 21 9:00 am - 6:00 pm | Monday 22 April 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • The site will be open for free every first Sunday of the month from October to March and on the following dates:
    April 13th
    March 16th
    March 21st
    April 22nd
    02 June
    19 August
    September 23rd
    November 16th
    November 25th

Info and Reservation

pm-cam.jovis.grottaazzurra@beniculturali.it

The Blue Grotto

Anacapri

Coopculture

Ticket Office

Admission ticket

Full: € 4.00

Reduced: € 2.00 per i ragazzi di età compresa tra i 18 e i 25 anni della Comunità Europea | UE members between 18 and 24 years old

young people aged 18-24

Free:

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The Blue Grotto

Anacapri

Coopculture

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The Blue Grotto

Anacapri

Coopculture

Hours

Open

07.30 - 18.00

from the 1st of April to the 31st of October

08.30 - 14.00

from the 1st of November to the 31st of March

The opening hours may change due to weather conditions

open on 15th August 

 

Ticket Office

The site will be open for free every first Sunday of the month from October to March and on the following dates:
March 16th
March 21st
April 22nd
02 June
19 August
September 23rd
November 16th
November 25th

 

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