The Blue Grotto Cave on the island of Capri in Italy is one of several sea caves worldwide that is flooded with a brilliant blue or emerald light. Once inside, the dazzling effect becomes clear - the water below is more light-filled, as it were, than the air above the surface. The source of this light comes from a gap in the rock underneath the cave entrance and it sends its iridescence beautifully through the water. If you place your hand in the water it will glow eerily in this light.
The ecotourist looking for responsible touring of the island and the cave can find great service from Capri Guide Services. Authorized local guides are at your disposal to organize a complete tour of the island - speaking in German, English and Spanish - it's always great to use local guides where you can because you know that your money is being pumped straight into the local economy so these services are extra special.
The green traveller who is also a foodie will also be pleased with the information provided on Capri.com. Local butchers, local farm produce, organic local wines can all be found listed here - another great way to spend money in the local economy and try some of the world's best food products to boot.
If, however, you want to sit down to a meal and enjoy being wined and dined, but still want to make sure you are spending your money locally, then La Capannina is something not to be missed. The delicious traditional cuisine of Capri and the convivial atmosphere created by Antonio and Aurelia De Angelis and their children Francesco and Renata make a visit to this restaurant a traditional, authentic eating experience in Capri - the perfect way to end a day spent in the stunning glow of the Blue Grotto.