Amalfi Tourist Traps

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    Grotta Smeralda

    by sandysmith Updated Jul 20, 2003

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    as seen from the sea

    The Grotta Smeralda set in the bay of Conca dei Marini, reachable only by boat, is supposed to be a dramatic sea-level cavern with dazzling green light effects. Boats go from the main pier at Amalfi for the 4km ride.
    Alternatively reached by road where a lift or many stairs lead down the cliff where little boats will take you inside the cavern.

    Its always crowded with the boats queuing up to enter...you are barely in a few minutes and then out again Give it a miss there are better caverns too - Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri is nicer.
    In fact just go for a boat ride past it and enjoy the scenery outside!

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    Willy the Pirate!

    by kcochran111 Updated May 7, 2003

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    Beware of overly friendly Willy & Co. coaxing you to their "hostel" on the hill. These Aussies are illegal money-grubbers living off backpackers' tired goodwill. Oh, and their Pub is nothing to brag about either.

    Check out another similar experience:
    http://www.trekshare.com/index.cfm?p1=48&journalid=1618

    Unique Suggestions: Tell all your friends about it, especially in front of Amalfi Carbinieri. After all, Willy wants business, does he not?

    Fun Alternatives: There are plenty of picturesque (free) beaches and cheap accommodations in Amalfi. Don't pay $7.50 to hike 300 stairs and sleep in the dirt after a midnight curfew!

    Related to:
    • School Holidays
    • Budget Travel
    • Camping

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    just for a ice cream....

    by Poda Written Aug 8, 2003

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    ...but paying like for a dinner!!!!

    Unique Suggestions: We bought a take away pizza for 5 euro.... and an icecream sit down in the main square for 10 euro....
    maybe we had to ask for pizza taste!!!

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