Aug 4, 2014

Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto in Capri- Amazing sea cave!


Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto Capri Italy
That small opening is the entrance of Blue Grotto

Do you see that blue?! The picture is not edited for color saturation! It is real! In the earlier post I mentioned that I had taken a boat ride around the Island of Capri, it included a peek into the popular Blue Grotto for few extra euros. And it was worth all the money! Sea caves are not new to me, I had rowed into few sea caves earlier in my life, but this one was wonderful! The blue color is due to the underwater light source, essentially an underwater sea cave!

Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto Capri Italy
Boat traffic outside the grotto

The entrance to the cave is just enough to pass a row boat which holds 3 passengers and a row-man. We have to bend inside the boat so that we don't hurt our heads. That hole is one source of light for the cave. And the other one which is much larger, is little below the entrance hole. The light from the underwater hole reflects through the water and gives that amazing effect! 

Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto Capri Italy
Traffic inside the grotto

But, there is so much of boat traffic inside as well as outside the cave. I was waiting for my turn in the row boat for about one-and-a-half hours under the hot sun for that few minutes inside the cave! I don't think there is another way to enjoy the cave. Well, amazing nature huh?
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15 comments:

  1. this is incredible. if mexico has cenotes, italy has this, how cool. our friends are going here this fall, how fun for them.

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  2. This is incredible. I didn't know there is such a place like this. I would really like to go there. It looks like a landscape from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Marcia! Yes! It looks like some movie setup!

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  3. Wooow! It looks magical. That azure hue is absolutely surreal. Didn't you feel like jumping into it?

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    1. Niranjan! I felt like jumping in! But, the boat traffic inside the cave is much and row-mwn are in a hurry to get more customers so they don't check if there is any swimmer in the water they just row hard :) So ...

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  4. wow that amazing and very beautiful.

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  5. Looks so magical!
    Amazing place.

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  6. Very cool sea cave. I love the photos.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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  7. 90 minutes int the sun.. Wow.. it is beautiful and I hope you didn't get sunburned. AMAZING color and I am so happy to see you here in Nature Notes Kusum!!!/ ...Michelle

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  8. Gorgeous colours inside that cave, you were lucky to get such great shots.

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  9. an interesting place to visit. Carole, at snaphappyonline.blogspot.com

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