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“not for the wimpy walker but worth it”
Review of Villa Jovis

Villa Jovis
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$383.41*
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4-Day Small Group Tour: Rome to Amalfi Coast
Ranked #14 of 56 things to do in Capri
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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.
Reviewed July 28, 2012

If you like your antiquity and are a hearty walker and don't mind sweating as you travel 3 kilometers uphill, you will be enchanted by the views and the sheer wonder of this emporer's summer home. If the opulence of Capri makes you a bit sick, you'll understand how it got started here. The walk takes you through outer Capri. You'll see beautiful homes. Take pictures of the ceramic "nameplates" of the homes. Then have someone who can read Italian /Neapolitan translate. The names and sayings are priceless.

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Reviewed July 18, 2012

There are some stunning views from the Villa Jovis ruins. It's a very long hike and would only recommend it if you're into seeing the ruins. There are plenty of other places on the island that are easier to get to just for views. One plus is that it's pretty empty. I guess the hike scares them off, so it's a good place to go to get away from the crowds.

Thank sporkupine
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

It's quite an uphill walk to get to Villa Jovis but it's a beautiful walk along old Villas and views. There are a few little shops and restaurants along the way but you should bring some water. If you're lucky you get to see a bunch of cute goats shortly before you get to Villa Jovis cause we only saw them on the walk up, but not on the way down. The Villa itself is pretty amazing and a must see for history buffs. Tiberius supposedly threw unwanted servants off the cliffs and there are quite some cliffs to get nervous looking down upon...We also wanted to visit nearby Villa Lysis, but it's closed on Mondays, so make sure the sites are open when you want to visit.

Thank Simone K
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

It was a 40 mins walk from the central square. Its a straight hike up through beautiful neighborhoods. If you are looking for a little work out, see some old ruins and take some beautiful pictures this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon:)

Thank Marangocamaron
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

after being ripped off at the blue grotto and asked to move along sitting outside one of the posh shops in capri, this was a most welcome and refreshing antidote. you can't get here any other way than walking, but the walk is pretty and interesting through the back streets of capri with a couple of cafes en route and even a toilet - 50C of course. took maybe 45minutes in total from the town centre but was well signposted. was a bit put off by an italian gentleman we asked for directions who said it would take an hour in the blazing sun and he didn't think there was any way we would make it! fortunately met some american ladies in their middle years who were on their way down, who thoroughly recommended it, or i probably wouldn't have gone. only 2 euros admission too! check the opening times at the tourist info in capri first and take some water no tourist coaches / taxis.
most of the villa has been recycled, so ruins only, but the most most beautiful and peaceful views. well worth the walk.

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