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Via Krupp, Capri
Categories: Scenic Drives, Landmarks, Outdoor Activities, Tourist Spots
A historic footpath along Capri's coast, Via Krupp is an architectural feat with a nefarious purpose. Officially, German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp said it was built to provide a direct connection between his luxury hotel and his marine biology research vehicle on the water. Later, people discovered that the path actually led to the Grotta di Fra Felice, where the Krupp held wild parties. Krupp was asked to leave Italy in 1902. While the path is now a tourist attraction, it is often closed because of rocks falling from the cliffs. Check the conditions before coming. Add Via Krupp to your Capri travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Capri trip itinerary builder.
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Sadly this amazing walk has been shut for a long time. A local friend convinced us to be daring and we did. We climbed over the fence and boy, was it worth it!!!!! The views are fantastic and whilst i... read more »
This walkway is closed probably because of lack of maintenance and/or danger from drop-offs. The views must be awesome. You can see the whole thing, which must have been a challenge to build, from a c... read more »
La storia vissuta con un solo sguardo.. dai Giardini di Augusto...tappa obbligata e poco faticosa per poterla ammirareThe living history at a glance ... from the gardens of Augustus ... must see and effortless to admireshow original
Unfortunately closed. You get a great shot from the augustus garden. I really do hope it reopens again
Don't expect to walk via Krupp. It has been closed for a while and nobody could tell us when it will be open again. It looks interesting from above, hence two stars instead of none.
A truly stunning view, I visited in mid-summer so there were many tourists, but it was still a very tranquil and calming experience walking along the winding road down the mountain. For those with young children, the elderly or those sensitive to heat I would recommend walking down and then getting a cab back from Marina Piccola, the walk back can be demanding for some people especially in the heat of summer.
This road is the best way to walk down to Marina Piccolo from Capri town. There are numerous switchbacks and you walk down from the public garden to the seashore. Take a cab or bus back. It would be helpful if there were signs marking the way to this path from Capri town. It is an extension of Via Matteotti and Via Certosa.
Alessandra HeidelbergOn the island of Capri is one of the world's most spectacular roads: Via Krupp. Its history dates back to the early ' 900 and is closely linked to the figure of German magnate Friedrich Alfred Krupp. The latter spent his holidays in Capri from Hotel Quisisana where he was staying the was very difficult and uncomfortable to reach his yacht moored in Marina Piccola. It was then that the industrialist decided to find a solution: to build a road that would connect the island's historic centre with Marina Piccola, then accessible only via Mule.show original
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