Blue Grotto - Capri, Italy Sunlight, passing
through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates the magical blue reflection that
illuminates the cavern.
VIDEO: Trip into The Blue Grotto from Marina Grande.
Before you go, you should be aware that you can't
always visit the Blue Grotto. The entrance is barely large enough to accommodate the small rowboats.
During adverse weather conditions, waves could cause the gunwales of the small boats to smack up against the roof
of the opening. It's just as well. Bright sunlight is necessary to create enough light to cause the interior
of the cave to be lit up in the brilliant blue for which it is so famous.
The Blue Grotto can be reached by motorboat from the port of
Marina Grande. As you can see in my video, when you arrive at the Blue Grotto, you transfer to a small wooden
rowboat. Because there is no headroom, you have to lie back almost in the bottom of the rowboat to clear the
entranceway. Once inside, the grotto is roomy and you can sit upright to enjoy the view.
When the weather is fine, waterborne traffic jams can occur
outside the grotto. The rowboats jostle for positions to enter the cave in single file, while the larger, motorized
boats from the marina jostle for the attention of the oarsmen. Before entering the oarsman pays the entry fee just
outside the entrance. (in 2010, 11.5 Euros per person, regardless of the number of visitors in the boat) Thanks
Enjoy the video!