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Villa Jovis

Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 25 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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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

It is a good 40 minute hike out of town - quite steep in places - but makes a interesting visit and is very peaceful compared to the town. Lots of places to stop for food or drinks - especially Bar Jovis. Would be better with a few more signs saying what you are looking at. Be careful of closing... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Seeing Villa Jovis was an eye opener. What it must have been like to be a Roman Emperor in those days. Great views, plenty of accommodation, entertainment, special water supply, and if you didn't like your house guests there was always the leap into the sea below. Well worth the visit for the history, architecture, and views. However it is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We wanted to go to Capri but also to escape the other 3000 visitors per day. We took the funicular , from the port, to Capri town and then instead of turning right to go to Anna Capri we turned left and followed the signs for Villa Jovis the roman villa ( huge and more like a summer palace). It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The hike to the the ruins was crazy and with a left left prosthetic it was a very hard task, but bringing my hiking sticks made the task much easier. When we got to the top we found it was closed, but the attended was very nice and let us come in anyway. The ruins are very cool and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Want to get away from the hordes off the ferry? Then visit Emperor Tiberius's Villa Jovis. Fabulous views. Great photo opp. Could do with some better information boards but hey it was less than the price of an ice cream cone to get in. Don't fancy being one of the slaves thrown off the "leap" tho! Make sure you go... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Though there isn't a lot left of the villa the views are certainly outstanding and it's definitely away from the crowds. Bit of a walk to get to the Villa but it's a pleasant one, and you can stop for a rest and admire the views when you need to.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Interesting ruins with spectacular views. Just over half hour walk from Capri. Pretty walk through narrow streets.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was a lovely place to take in the beautiful views in a less crowded place. It took us roughly 1 hour to walk from our hotel to the top. Stopping to catch our breaths on the way as it was about 34 degrees! We also stopped at a little park on the way that had some beautiful panoramic views.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Open from 9AM - 1PM. Its a steep walk (about 30 mins) but worth it, I think entrance fee was only 2Eur. I'd recommend going earlier in the day (we got there around 10) to avoid too much heat and the crowds which we noticed started coming in as we were headed up on our way back. We went to... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Closes around 1ish so check times .. we went for a walk late afternoon up to Villa Jovis but was closed . we did sneak in round the back at an open part of fence . Obviously others do this regularly as path was well worn . We just had a quick walk around and enjoyed the amazing views ..

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