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Villa Jovis, Capri
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Built by emperor Tiberius in 27 CE, Villa Jovis is the largest and most lavish villa on the island, spanning eight terraced levels and covering 0.7 hectares (1.7 acres). Explore the mountaintop ruins and imagine the life of the reclusive emperor. Seek out the cliff where, according to rumor, Tiberius used to have people thrown into the sea. The hike up affords many opportunities to take in views of the bays of Naples and Salerno, as well as the islands of Ischia and Procida. For Villa Jovis and beyond, use our Capri travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Capri vacation.
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  • is the highest point of capri, it takes a hike to get there. the view is fabulous and interesting ruins, although left very little of the Imperial Palace
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  • Just spent 2 nights in Capri. Had a super time, despite many hotels and shops closed up for the winter. The woman in the information office below the clock in the piazza was hopeless. She had no maps ...  more »
  • Wonderful walk from the square. Duration of just 45 minutes. You should allow the same time for sightseeing and return. Absolutely worthwhile.
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  • The ruins are interesting for the story they tell but the excavations are not extensive. The reason for coming up here is the view which is absolutely stunning. If you're able, it's worth the hike up.
  • Beautiful ruins of Tiberius' palace. Incredible views, some of the best on the island.
  • One of the most value for money activities on the island. We got in for 2 euros each and it was well worth it. The ruins where fascinating and had some great views of the sea and main land. A must if you have the time to walk to it.
  • Challenging hike for those not quite in shape. Ruins typical, some small remains of marble. BUT the VIEW is spectacular and goats are fun. Worth the trip. Don't miss the villa Lysis on the way back. It's free and views again are great.
  • If you aren't in shape...the walk up can be a struggle. There is no help up...But there is a cafe when almost at the top where you can rest and take a break before you get the to ruins at the Top also there are benches where you can sit and rest. Comfortable shoes, a slow steady pace and you'll get there. Trick to getting there: Always up --Always right. Once up there the scenic views are fantastic you will have to pay 2 euro to access. Remember going down to not rush. Its not steep but it should be easier.