Villa del Damecuta
Villa del Damecuta
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whensabinatravels
Berlin, Germany74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A nice walk along pine trees leads to secluded Villa Damecuta. Fantastic views over the sea and Ischia make it a very nice experience. The pine treets smell divine.
Written September 27, 2019
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Birdmarg
Charlottetown, Canada163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This was one of our highlights of a 17 day trip to the region. Beautiful location, not many tourists at all, and fascinating history. There is not much there, but it is free and a nice place to escape the island's throngs of tourists and take in a bit of history. The walk to the blue grotto is right outside the Villa entrance, so together they make for a nice morning.
Written June 8, 2019
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Robin_Hitchcock
LONDON25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
On the way down to the Blue Grotto, we visited the Villa Damecuta which is one of the twelve Imperial Roman villas built by the Emperor Tiberius on the Island of Capri. We saw a sign directing us towards it the first time we walked down to the Blue Grotto and decided to explore it.

This villa was discovered by the archeologist Amedeo Maiuri in 1937. Although there were very few remains due to the explosion of the Vesuvius in 79 A.C. and the invasion of the Barbarians, one now knows that the villa was formed by an 80-metre arcaded lodge that had a stunning view of the residential quarter - it was built in a style similar to the imperial loggia at Villa Jovis that we visited about eight years ago. But one of the most interesting facts discovered in the excavation process was the secret passage that leads directly to the famous Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto). Unfortunately there is no hint as to where this passage is. During the Roman period, the emperors that spent their days in Capri on vacation and used the Grotta Azzurra as their private pool. And it seemed that Tiberius had commissioned the construction of a private passage from Villa Damecuta to the Blue Grotto. In fact, during the excavations, they found many Roman statues dating back to the time of Tiberius on the sea bed of the Grotta Azzurra. Nunzio and two of his friends also found several statues when they were younger and now there are housed in the red villa in Anacapri after a long legal battle to have them returned to Capri instead of them languishing in the cellar of the Archaeological Museum in Naples. We admired the Damecuta Tower that was originally built to defend the island from the raids of Saracen pirates in the twelfth century. It was later used as a fort by the English during the war against the French Bourbons, when it was partially destroyed. The remains of Villa Damecuta are located in a pleasantly shady pine grove, the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. We were the only people there though, it seems to be a well kept secret or else maybe most visitors prefer to go shopping in Capri Town or visit the Blue Grotto....It is difficult to ascertain whether it was lived in only by Tiberius or was also used by Augustus. It is believed that the Villa of Damecuta was finally abandoned following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Written June 29, 2018
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Hitchcock2
Wolfenbuettel348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We stopped here on our walk down from Anapcapri to the Blue Grotto and were surprised that we were the only people there. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth going to.The ruins are well tended and it is possible to see how large this villa was in its heyday. There was/is apparently a secret path from the inside of the villa down to the Blue Grotto. it is easy to see why the villa was built here with its fantastic views over the Gulf of Naples and it was a delightful hour we spent here walking around the shady gardens. An added and very suprising plus point are the sparklingly clean loos...oh and entrance was free...
Written July 10, 2018
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Ariella_25
Megève, France212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
By itself the villa is not one of the most impressive archeological places you can get in Italy..... but the sunset is fantastic !!!!!!!!! Advisable to go there with champagne and some chemistry against mosquitos !!!!!!!
Written August 24, 2017
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1ElizC
San Diego, CA62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
This was worth a morning walk into this quiet park and ruins. Beautiful views. Opens at 10 a.m. and took about a half hour stroll through the grounds. Views of the Blue Grotto and coastline below.
Written September 23, 2016
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DrDaveMaui
Wailuku, HI297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Historic ruins not too far from Blue Grotto. Hilly, but scenic walk. Spacious park. Very peaceful. We walked from Il Giardino dell'Arte, where we stayed with Franco, who gave us directions.
Written September 18, 2016
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annabel S
Paris, France20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Was told there was nothing to see but went anyway. Was enchanted. A young Italian couple and their dog the only other people there and they soon left. My favourite place on Capri.
Written June 22, 2016
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margotgalt
Minnesota6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
An archaeologically reconfigured design of a Roman villa helps us imagine what life might have been like very long ago.
Written April 23, 2016
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