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Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), Capri

This sea cave amazes with its mysterious blue waters

Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), Capri in Italy 2020 - Best Time
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Thilo Hilberer

The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) is a well-known hotspot located on Capri island. This natural cavern is 60m long and 25m wide. The entrance to the cave looks like a small mouth and you must lay down on the wooden rowboat to get inside.

The sunlight passes through the underwater cave and glistens in the sea water, giving it a fantastic blue reflection!

Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra), Capri in Italy - Best Season 2020

Although the Blue Grotto may be visited all year round on condition the weather is mild, it's often closed to visitors between November and the beginning of March. This is because heavy rain and rough seas make this area too dangerous to reach. Therefore, the best season is mid-March to October. The high season begins in the summertime, with waiting times sometimes reaching more than one hour. The best time of the day to take in excellent views and the unbelievable intense colour of the water is early in the morning or at 2 pm when the light is much stronger. Don't forget that swimming is not allowed and even considered dangerous when visiting the Blue Grotto!