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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 January 2, 2019 via mobile

The paranoid and perverse Emperor Hadrian never set foot in Rome the last ten years of his life. I wanted to see this, his principal place of escape. Located above inaccessibly high cliffs on three sides, the views are spectacular. The ruins are just that,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Honestly looking at the ruins just gives an idea of how big the villa was, but not of the beauty of the villa. This is an interesting point where the ruins are an attraction point.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank EnakshiC
Reviewed October 23, 2018

One of the highlights of our Italian travels. Quite a hike to get up to the Castle, but well worth the effort. The signage re the history is good, and the views are just amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It takes stamina to walk up to Villa Jovis but it is worth the climb. It takes about an hour and twenty minutes from the Piazetta to walk the path almost straight up to the ruins but once you are there the views in all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Isabella3890
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A 50 minute walk from the centre of town up-hill to Villa Jovis, but well worth it. The houses all have beautiful gardens and so it is rather like a walk in a botanical garden, lush, green and colourful. We happened to be there the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank eangelm
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We made the 45mins trek up to Villa Jovis whilst staying on Capri and it was a great place to explore. The ruins are interesting to walk round and the clifftop church offers wonderful panoramic views. It was a little disappointing that there is no...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The views are excellent but are bettered by those in the park to your right on the way up. There is basically no historical information of any value at the villa which came as a disappointment. There may have been guidebooks but they weren't offered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ben S
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Consider skipping Anacapri and the Blue Grotto and take a more serene (though difficult for those not accustomed to a bit of hiking) walk to ruins where Tiberius spent a number of years in the 1st century AD. You will be away from most of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

I walked here on a Saturday morning. It's about a mile and a half from Piazza Umberto, all uphill. The walk seems to deter visitors; I asked the fellow who sold me the ticket and he said they get only a few hundred or so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank artanis65
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Walked from the port up to Villa Jovis. It can be a maze of alley ways if you don't know your way. There were a few people on the way up asking directions. It was a climb up inclined pathways and steps. It's a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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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