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Address: Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
Phone Number: 081/8370381
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: Perched on the top of Mount Tiberio, at more than 1,200 feet above sea...
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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Be prepared for the walk. It can be tiring and don't go in the middle of the day. Take some water with you. Don't take young children with you. It is a very nice walk where the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Be prepared for the walk. It can be tiring and don't go in the middle of the day. Take some water with you. Don't take young children with you. It is a very nice walk where the view is amazing all the way. When you enter the Villa it is very impressive if you imagine the size and how pompous... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A beautiful walk to this destination starting in the medieval quarter of Capri Town. The walk inclines all the way walking first through a residential area and latterly as you reach the peninsula, through greenery. You pass many little cafes on route if you wish to stop for refreshment as well as one or two water taps. There are also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Located about a 40 minute walk from Capri town the route to the villa ruins takes you down many wonderful little back streets and our into the island interior and away from the tourist crowds. The palace ruins are located up a fairly steep incline (note if you take the route via Villa Fersen then ensure you have appropriate footwear)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The walk up to Villa Jovis from Capri Town is nice, maybe 30-45 minutes, through many tiny little orchards. Villa Jovis itself was way bigger and better than we'd expected. There is a ton of structure left, of a maybe 3 or 4 levels. A church was built on top at somepoint, but it did minimal damage. We went on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I can't imagine any of the major sites on the island of Capri not getting an "Excellent" rating. Villa Jovis is no exception, fascinating history, and most of all spectacular surroundings! Don't miss Villa Jovis when visiting Capri!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was very excited to see Villa Jovis after learning of these ruins on the History Channel but I am pleased to say the journey to the ruins was even more amazing! It takes a good hour to reach Villa Jovis by foot so it is important to check the hours of operation. When we were there in October, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Villa Jovis was the mountain getaway that Emperor Tiberius resided in during the last ten years of his reign (37 AD - 47 AD). From here, Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire in luxury: the villa provides amazing views of the Isle of Capri and the Bay of Naples. The surrounding nature in the area is lush and plentiful, and there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Before heading out to Villa Jovis, there are a couple of things that might be worth considering. First of all it is quite a hike, although you don't need any special hiking gear as there is a good walking path. There are several steps and some steep parts so you do need to be reasonably fit and not have any... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Though it takes a good 45 mins to walk there, is worth your while. Advisable to check at the tourist info counter located at Capri town centre if it is open, it closes at 1pm during our visit in November. Entrance fee is 2 euro/pax. Set off early to enjoy the uphill walk, is good to have some knowledge pertaining... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is a great walk up and once you are there, you have unbelievable views! The villa has an interesting history. Worth a visit!

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