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White Grotta, Capri

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Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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The Grotta Bianca is located on the island of Capri, Italy. It derives its name from white incrustations of calcareous matter upon its sides, and from clusters of white stalactites which hang from the roof and fringe the entrance. The cave faces east, and is situated near the Punta della Chiavioa. The entry, about 70- high, leads into upper and lower caves, of which the former is not easily accessible. The lower cave can be entered by boat for a short distance. Unlike most other caves at the water-level, it is much broader at approximately above the water than actually at the surface. The total height is no more than. The upper erosion line is clearly marked near the cave and within it. The upper cave seems to belong to an earlier period.
According to the book 'The Sicilian' by Mario Puzo, the Grotta Bianca is where Salvatore Giuliano, the famous Sicilian bandit, stayed during his first nights as an outlaw after shooting dead an armed national policeman. Although the book is dramatized, many believe some information with in it is true, with regards to Giuliano. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to White Grotta by using our Capri driving holiday planning site.
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  • We didn’t want to do the Blue Grotto as there was a large queue of boats and you had to get into a smaller one for extra £ - seemed a little too complex when there were so many more points of... 
    We didn’t want to do the Blue Grotto as there was a large queue of boats and you had to get into a smaller one for extra £ - seemed a little too complex when there were so many more points of...  more »
  • We couldn’t visit the blue grotto due to choppy waters but we did stop by to see the White Grotto. Walls were shiny white as it reflected the sunlight but you can see the amazing formations of... 
    We couldn’t visit the blue grotto due to choppy waters but we did stop by to see the White Grotto. Walls were shiny white as it reflected the sunlight but you can see the amazing formations of...  more »
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  • Be aware of jelly fish. More than half of us got stung by jelly fish and it was really painful. The pain goes away after a few hours.
  • The water is really beautiful.

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