The Grotta Azzurra of Capri is one of the most fascinating and iconic places in Italy. With its stunning blue light and magical atmosphere, this natural wonder attracts visitors from all over the world. If you are planning your visit to Capri, an excursion to the Grotta Azzurra is an unmissable experience.

What is the history of the Grotta Azzurra?

The Grotta Azzurra has an ancient and fascinating history. Known since Roman times, the cave was a sea nymphaeum. Ruins of Roman statues and artifacts, found inside, suggested that it was a place of worship and relax for the Roman elite. The German painter August Kopisch and his friend Ernst Fries, enchanted by its unique blue light, rediscovered the cave in 1826.

Since then, the Grotta Azzurra has become one of Capri’s main tourist attractions. Its extraordinary beauty has inspired artists, poets and writers from all over the world. Today, it is a symbol of the island’s natural beauty and a must for anyone visiting Capri.

What are the opening hours and ticket prices for the Grotta Azzurra?

The Grotta Azzurra is open to visitors generally from 9:00 to 17:00, but times may vary depending on weather and sea conditions. We suggest you to check the updated timetables before your visit, since the cave may be closed in case of rough seas or adverse weather conditions.

The ticket price to visit the Grotta Azzurra is around 14 euros for adults and 10 euros for children. The ticket includes entry to the cave, but does not include the transfer to the cave. It is important to note that prices may slightly vary depending on the season and any promotions or discounts.

How to reach the Grotta Azzurra?

There are several transportation options to reach the Grotta Azzurra. The most common is to take a boat from the port of Marina Grande on Capri. Several companies offer boat trips that include a visit to the cave. Alternatively, it is possible to reach the cave by land, taking a bus or taxi to Anacapri and then walking to the boarding point of the small rowing boats that take you inside the cave.

Duration of the visit

The duration of the visit to the Grotta Azzurra may be approximately 30-45 minutes. This includes time to enter the cave with rowboats, enjoy the view and take some pictures. However, during high season periods, waiting times can be longer due to the high number of visitors.

The best time to visit the Grotta Azzurra is during the early morning or late afternoon, when the sunlight creates the most spectacular blue reflections inside the cave. Moreover, visiting at these times you could avoid the largest crowds, and enjoy a pleasant experience.

What to bring with you?

Here are some tips on what to bring with you to make the most of your visit to the Grotta Azzurra:

  • Camera: The light inside the cave is truly unique and you wish to capture these unforgettable moments.
  • Sun protection: If you plan to visit during the hottest hours, make sure you protect yourself from the sun.
  • Comfortable clothing: Wear light, comfortable clothing, and bring a hat to protect you from the sun.
  • Cash: Some services may not accept credit cards, so it is useful to have cash with you.

A visit to the Grotta Azzurra of Capri is a magical experience that you will not easily forget. With its fascinating history, unique blue light and natural beauty, it is one of the most spectacular wonders in the world.

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