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Villa Jovis

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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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Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

Villa Jovis is spectacular - easily the best sight we saw on Capri (or Anacapri) over the course of 3 days. It is a hike to get to it, but absolutely worth it. There are goats on the property to keep the grass trimmed. The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank birdmarg
Reviewed July 11, 2019

It's great to get to the top of this mount to the view and the ruins from Tiberius palace. There were goats wandering around the property and it was really beautiful. Worth the walking uphill, even though we are out of shape:)

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank TurnbullHouston
Reviewed June 27, 2019

Villa Jovis is a roman ruin. We actually hiked to it from Villa Lysis-found a trail that took us to Jovis, which made for an adventure but parts of the path could be difficult for some. There is not very much information about the ruins,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ckacedan
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

The entire trip to get here is awesome. Walking to it takes your through many narrow roads that are much less crowded than the main areas down below. The walk is full of awesome views. The villa itself is very impressive. There were not that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank louisf777
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Went to Villa Jovis yesterday with my new wife Nina. For starters, the view from this restaurant was absolutely breath taking. Had to pleasure to meet Armando, the manager, who also took care of us the entire time. Very nice and friendly guy. He did...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SevenSeas M
Reviewed June 15, 2019

My husband and I stumbled across this gem of a restaurant whilst enjoying our time on Capri. We were met by an incredible manager called Armando who kindly gifted us a glass of Prosecco to toast to our honeymoon- nothing was too much trouble and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jen_b_k1234567
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Armando gave us a warm welcome and an amazing experience via questions and general conversation. The gnocchi sorrento was better than any gnocchi I’ve had in Italy and the swordfish was cooked very well. Location is great. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ethan T
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We walked from the middle of Capri to Villa Jovis ( calling in at Parco Astarita en route). It is a fairly easy walk but takes about 45 minutes. Villa Jovis was 6 euros entry fee and you get a free audio guide to provide...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Remmy5
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Villa Jovis was the largest and most sumptuous of 12 Roman villas commissioned by Roman Emperor Tiberius (AD14–37) on Capri, and his main island residence. This was a wonderful site to visit especially if you love your history, and even if you don't the location...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

During our stay on Capri, we visited the ruins of a villa occupied by Emperor Tiberius in the first century, known as Villa Jovis. Most important: be prepared to walk! From the center of the town of Capri, it was a mostly uphill walk along...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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April 7, 2018|
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Response from FrancesTina | Reviewed this property |
No, only on a bicycle or motor bike. The road is very narrow.
Liliana A
September 28, 2016|
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Response from Cady S | Reviewed this property |
Mostly without cars but on occasion on the way up, it's a mix of sidewalks and streets. And as you'll find out, some large sidewalks are actually roads for tiny cars and motorcycles. Having said that, we saw maybe 5 cars and... More