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Villa Jovis

Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
081/8370381
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Ranked #9 of 26 Attractions in Capri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Description: Perched on the top of Mount Tiberio, at more than 1,200 feet above sea level, are the ruins of Capri's largest and most lavish Roman villa.
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Barrie, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

As others have said, the walk up to the Villa Jovis can be a bit daunting. It is a long way up, but there is much to see along the way, and spots you can rest on a bench if you wish. (Bring a bottle of water too.) The walk back down seems to fly by! The route is lined... More

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not long after starting out on the well-sign posted 40 minute walk to the Villa from central Capri, the silence becomes noticeable and as the tourist hordes quickly thin out you become aware only of your own footsteps as you trudge the gently rising path past the tempting back gates of beautiful gardens. Whether it's the perfect silence, the isolation,... More

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East Anglia
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15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

IT CLOSES AT 1pm!!!! When we were leaving we saw so many people walking that way, presumably here, who would have walked 40 mins, basically uphill, to find it closed. The ruins are impressive. The 360o views are stunning. If you are planning to take the path down from here to Villa Fermin/Villa Lysis (which is a recommended sight) it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not an easy walk up to the top...but so worth it once you hit the top...roman ruins in Capri...the place has been restored and is a historical spot on the island...the views are magical...the annoying tourists with their bad habits dropping litter all over is just appalling...a shame! It will take you a good 40 mins from the piazzeta to... More

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Guelph
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Best part of the Villa Jovis experience is the long, long walk up to the site. So many wonderful views, glimpses of gardens with bird of paradise blooming, columned walks up to shadowy villas, tableaus of saints set into walls.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice walk to the location, great views from the top of the hill (no wonder the emperor chose this place!) and reasonably well preserved and typical looking ruins.

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Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The 35 minute uphill walk to Villa Jovis is well worth doing even if only to get away from the overcrowded tourist trap that is Capri town. The scale of the Villa is huge and is a superb example of Roman construction engineering. The ruins are in such good condition that it is easy to understand the layout and function... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Originally I planned to do a boat tour for this day, but on this particular day it was storming on and off throughout the entire day so we were unable to do the boat. The rain had abated in the late morning early afternoon so we decided to try our luck at walking to the villa. We checked times that... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

fantastic views and amazing look back in time a good walk to get there well worth it and theres a nice bar jus down from the villa or onthe way up if you really need a drink

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Geneva, Switzerland
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Villa Jovis is a Roman palace on Capri,built by emperor Tiberius and completed in AD 27. Tiberius mainly ruled from there until his death in AD 37.The walk from Capri takes about 35 minutes and is a very nice contrast to the busy Capri tourist tracks!

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