The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) on the Coast of Capri



The island of Capri is famous for the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea surrounding it. A visit in Capri also means an exploration and tour of its wonderful waters and some of the enchanting attractions of the island. One of the most desired places to see by tourists in Capri is the Blue Grotto or the Grotta Azzurra. One can get to the Blue Grotto by a motorboat from Marina Grande, by bus or by a taxi. However, a rowing boat is to be taken to enter the grotto and the passengers need to lie at the bottom of the rowing boat when entering its low opening. But once inside the grotto, one will be treated with the natural wonders of this place, seeing the reflection of the sunlight passing through the underwater cavity and shines through the azure seawater is really such a stunning sight.

The Blue Grotto is a 60-meter long and 25 meter wide cavity that has been known since the Roman Times as evidenced by the statues of pagan gods found on the bottom of the cave which dates back to the Roman Times. There are many legendary tales surrounding this cave and was even believed to be inhabited by witches and monsters a long time ago. But the existence of the grotto was rediscovered only in 1826 by German writer August Kopisch who described the grotto’s extraordinary beauty and charm. Since then, the Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra became the symbol of the island of Capri.











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