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Well worth the hike, it is nearly 45 mins walk away from the main square, and it is a bit of a hike to go up there, but once you get there, you will be stunned by the view and the ruins of the villa....More
If you love Roman history you should make effort to see this if you can manage 45min walk uphill to site. 6€ fee. Needs better signage at site but still amazing for historical value. Tiberius villa. Great views as well
The ruins are difficult to comprehend. Supposed to be a fascinated staff - headquarters of the Roman emperor, after all. There are no tours, no explanation signs, ..nothing.
Unless you have a tour guide at hand, the historic context is obscure.
Yes, the views are...More
The walk to Villa Jovis was beautiful, with many sights to explore along the way. The Villa Jovis sight was worth the time to get there by foot, but I do wish there had been more information, history, and background available on the site.
The view from here is amazing, it's easy to see why Tiberius wanted a palace here. It was also well defended from attack (of which he was concerned). Its a 30-40 min walk from Capri's main square and most of the walk is uphill but...More
We walked all the way from the harbour which was a VERY steep initial climb to the main square. After that it is a steady slope and is reasonably signposted once out of the maze of shop streets.
The villa itself is all overgrown ruins...More
Villa Jovis is a set of fortifications from the Roman era. We took it on a circular walk from Capri to Villa Jovis and Villa Lysis (closed on Wednesdays).
It comes with an entrance fee, but we found it worth the entrance price.
Our trek up to Villa Jovis was one of our highlights visiting Capri. From the center of Capri Town, it is nearly an hour uphill walk. Not the tiring uphill walk, but enough to know you were “definitely” going uphill.
There were quite a few...More
Whilst the walk to Villa Jovis is pleasant enough and gives you some excercise after all the eating and drinking, the ruins themselves are a huge disappointment. The site is full of rubbish, grass grows all over and there is zero maintenance or effort to...More
This place is a former Roman emperor's Palace. Tiberius felt to threatened in Rome so move his headquarters here. From what remains, one can make out the various living areas and the store rooms. The signposting clearly describes what one is seeing but there are...More
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
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 25 people on our walk from the edge of town upward. It's peaceful.