Villa Jovis is about 2km east of Capri town, at the end of an easy-to-follow pathway through residential areas - about half an hour walk. Be warned, the opening hours are much shorter than many guidebooks (including the current Lonely Planet) show: it opens at around 10:00 and closes early afternoon (and not one hour before sunset). About halfway along the path, at what looks like a bus stop, there's a small notice listing the current times - it's worth paying attention to this!
We saw the notice (although it would be easy to miss), chose to continue anyway, and arrived as the site had just closed. Fortunately, the very friendly guardian let us in anyway, but we had a bit of a rushed visit as a result.
The site and setting is spectacular, and the views are stunning. The villa, which was Tiberius' home around AD27, is now only a ruin of course, and much of the "nice" stuff has been taken away. The marble flooring, for example, was taken for use in the church in Capri town. Still, there's enough there to get a good feel for how the powerful lived back then, and to what extent they managed to overcome the drawbacks of a difficult site to built an enormous villa complex.
The entrance fee is 2 euros, and you're free to walk around, essentially following a marked route. There are no facilities (toilets, food...) at the site as far as we saw.
I'd say this is a must-see if you're visiting Capri.
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