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Grotta di Matromania

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Address: Giro del'Arco Naturale, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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This natural cave was the site of strange rituals to worship gods during...

This natural cave was the site of strange rituals to worship gods during ancient Roman times.

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The Grotto was a Mithraeum

This wonderful grotto is a natural cave that was used for the Mithraic cult during the time of ancient Rome. Matromania comes from 'magna mater' - the great mother, however it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eleanor R
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful grotto is a natural cave that was used for the Mithraic cult during the time of ancient Rome. Matromania comes from 'magna mater' - the great mother, however it was used for the cult of Mithra. The marble slab depicting Mithra is currently in the Archeological Museum of Naples. One can arrive to the cave after a very... More 

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Thank Eleanor R
Santa Monica, California
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is an outstanding, rigorous hike. Follow directions carefully or you could end up climbing hundreds of extra feet like we did. Google the ruins afterward. Note- the arch was under scaffolding when we were there.

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Thank AshleyLBC
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We enjoyed hiking to these limestone caves. Fortunately we had a guide who helped us appreciate what we were seeing. It was nice to step away from the crowds and experience a quieter side of the island.

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Thank kroepoek7
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

difficult Hike but worth it. travelled with 1.5y old son and in laws with walking difficulties but managed to get there slowly.. also later down to the beach.. found little stall on the way there for juice which was 5 euro each but the stall owner with a lot of character!

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Thank Sonny K
Dallas, Texas
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152 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Once you arrive the views are spectacular. This is a truly gorgeous and romantic. I recommend hiking to it in early morning so you can be back before it gets too hot.

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Thank Bert T
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

An inland grotto which delves deep into the cliff face. You can enter and enjoy the cool and the peace. Be prepared for a lot of steps to climb down or up in order to get there!

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Thank Kevin H
Sarasota
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

It's a must see when visiting Capri, BUT, you must speak to someone to make sure you walk the correct way down the steps so you don't suffer walking UP them.

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Thank FBINA
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355 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Walking up to this spot seemed like a herculean task..but once here , the faboulous views were totally worth it! Go here!

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Thank Swatijd
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Getting here is a very tough hike and a very long walk..but once you are there, it offers some of the most stunning views of Capri! Highly recommended!

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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Very beautiful rocks. We rented a private boat,so we had the chance to go around and watch,snap pictures as much as we wanted. Recommend for visit.

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