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Villa Jovis

Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 0381
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“capri town” (40 reviews)
“uphill walk” (9 reviews)
“roman emperor” (12 reviews)
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Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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+39 081 837 0381
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"capri town"
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"uphill walk"
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"roman emperor"
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"interesting ruins"
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"lovely walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Tomzac
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank 737openroad
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank SanFran111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Avendora
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank marketexas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank SimonMc1970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Johan17
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank kuede
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Thomas L
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Dana A
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Response from FrancesTina | Reviewed this property |
No, only on a bicycle or motor bike. The road is very narrow.
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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
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