Beautifully Blue – Grotta Azzurra

The Grotta Azzurra or the Blue Grotto is a sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri, southern Italy. Sunlight, passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater, creates a blue reflection that illuminates the cavern and hence the name, Blue Grotto.

This natural cavern is 25 meters wide and 60 meters long, with a tiny entrance less than a meter high. To enter, visitors lay back in wooden rowboats and glide through the low cave mouth. Once inside, the boats bob in the dark, suspended on the surface of water so blue that it seems dream-like.

The glowing effect of the water inside the Blue Grotto is due to the sunlight which enters through a second, underwater cave mouth beneath that on the surface. For this reason, the most intense color comes with the most intense sunlight during the midday hours of noon to 2 PM. The difference between the first morning light and the late afternoon light is negligible, though there is often a longer line in the afternoon. It is best to avoid visiting the grotto on overcast days, when there internal glow is much less dramatic.

The experience of floating in the Grotta Azzurra is a must-have on your list of things to do while on a holiday in Italy. It is suggested that you hire a car to take you to a nearby place from where you can explore Grotta Azzurra. Hiring a car is easy with a good number of commuting options to choose from. www.car-rental-italy.com is one of the leading car rentals in Italy that has come up to facilitate all the tourists to provide them an easy, less pricy option to enjoy the vacation.

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