Blue Grotto


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Blue Grotto

 

(Grotta Azzurra), a grotto in the sheer limestone cliffs of the northern coast of the island of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy. Its bottom is under the sea. The Blue Grotto is 56 m long, 30 m wide, and 15 m above sea level; its entrance is 1.3 m high. Light comes into the grotto primarily through the water, giving the water and everything in the grotto a beautiful azure color. The Blue Grotto attracts many tourists.

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And thus the wonderful Blue Grotto is suggested to me.
From the North Cape to the Blue Grotto at Capri they wandered, because the next steamer headed that way, or because some one had set them on the road.
He dived into shark-infested waters the 1980 ad - a stunt filmed at the Blue Grotto Gozo.
In addition, the novel is replete with Italian culture and historic references that go from a quotation of the "Cantico delle Creature" by Saint Francis of Assisi to the popular Neapolitan song "Funiculi funicula:" There are succulent dinners at restaurants, even food recipes, short visits to the Isle of Capri and its Blue Grotto, even the Emerald Grotto near Amalfi.
A short ride away is the Blue Grotto, a system of caverns where the underwater flora shimmers.
This Italian island shares its name with a model of car, stands at the southern entrance to the Bay of Naples and is famous for its Blue Grotto.
The final day brought a boat trip to the Blue Grotto, a number of sea caverns on the south coast of Malta where the water is the bluest hue you could imagine.
A boat trip at the Blue Grotto and, inset, intricate paintings on the ceiling at St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta and a bedroom at the 5-star Hotel Phoenicia in Floriana
I visited the gorgeous fishing villages of Marsaxlokk and Birzebbuga, and beauty spots such as the Blue Grotto and Azure Window on Gozo - just a 25-minute ferry trip away.
There was the Blue Grotto, where a boat takes you into the cave which reflects the sun, blue sea and underwater flora; a visit to archaeological site Ghar Dalam where evidence shows that Malta was once part of Europe's land mass.
Then we were off to the famous Blue Grotto, where a small boat takes you into a cave where the sun, blue sea and underwater flora combine to create a stunning sight.