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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
+39 081 837 0381
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Isabella3890
Reviewed 9 October 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

1  Thank eangelm
Reviewed 5 October 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

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 3 October 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

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 29 September 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

1  Thank Jean G
Reviewed 19 September 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

1  Thank artanis65
Reviewed 17 September 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

Thank freqworld_traveller
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The walk up took us (couple in our 70s) a lot longer than 45 minutes. But it is pleasant and truly not too steep. I have a hip replacement and my husband has arthritis in both knees, but we made it! Plenty of places to...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 8 September 2018

It is quite a trek up to the Villa Jovis. Take the walk up to burn of a few calories. 6 Euro entrance. To be honest the information available is practically non existent unlike many sites that have notice boards with a lot of history...More

Thank cris P
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Dana A
8 April 2018|
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Response from FrancesTina | Reviewed this property |
No, only on a bicycle or motor bike. The road is very narrow.
Liliana A
29 September 2016|
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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