Villa Jovis ("Villa of Jupiter") is a Roman palace on Capri, southern Italy, built by emperor Tiberius and completed in AD 27. Tiberius mainly ruled from there until his death in AD 37.
Villa Jovis is the largest of the twelve Tiberian villas on Capri mentioned by Tacitus. The entire complex, spanning several terraces and a difference in elevation of about 40 m, covers some 7,000 m² (1.7 acres). While the remaining eight levels of walls and staircases only hint at the grandeur the building must have had in its time, recent reconstructions have shown the villa to be a remarkable testament to 1st-century Roman architecture.
Harriet Parker | Mar 25, 2018
Quite a long walk from the bus service but amazing views from the villa itself. I would recommend to bring a water bottle as there are shops on the way up but less/none near the villa itself.
R M | Oct 15, 2017
It's an invigorating but beautiful walk getting up to the Villa Jovis, one that not many tourist seem to do, at least in August when we were visiting. There was a lot of the "pleasure palace" still to see and it was fun but also horrifying to imagine what it would have been like at the time. You can mostly walk the grounds freely to explore the ruins and enjoy the fantastic views of the sea.
Kristen Holway | Jul 14, 2017
Go early and enjoy the ruins by yourself! We arrived around 9 a.m. and enjoyed a sunny stroll through the ruins workout any other tourists. It's an up close and unique look into the past. I loved the cisterns and was stuck by how big they were. $2 euros per person. Don't expect an interactive display or placards (everything's washed out from the sun). Bring your own audio tour or map for historical context. Trail is well marked. Getting there: it's about a 50 minute uphill walk from Umberto I piazza. Signs mark the way. There's one public restroom about 3/4 of the way up and a couple of cafes if you need water (which you really should just plan to bring from the get go). Highly worth it.
Bob McNinch | Jan 25, 2018
Beautiful walk but closed despite everything saying it should/is open.
Alex Vincent | May 4, 2017
A great hike to get to the second highest peak on Capri, then a massive two thousand year old Roman villa to explore plus stunning views over the bay of Naples ...what's better than that? Best to read up on the history of the villa before you go as there is little information once there, there is a 4 EUR entry fee. But I was surprised for a villa "in ruins" there is still quite a lot of big structure remaining to pique your imagination about how awesome it must have looked back in the heyday of the Roman Empire.
Cathy Dixon | May 10, 2018
A real treasure. Gracious, old school hospitality.
Rebby MacFarlane | May 1, 2018
Capri is fantastic and Villa Jovis with its wonderful views overlooking the sea is breath taking.
Dakota Van Deursen | Jun 6, 2018
This grand Roman palace is sure to bring out the history buff in everyone. Its sprawling footprint includes cisterns, dormitories, and a large sculpture up top. It is a long walk on foot from Capri Town, but it is well worth it. (Just be sure you've packed enough water. The hike is a good 30 minutes uphill.)
Max Baker | Jun 11, 2018
Capri needs about 5 days to explore. Stayed at la Prora in upper Capri. Recommend. Lovely proprietors. Best in the evenings after crowds have left
Alison Heil | Jun 27, 2018
Hard climb but most amazing views at the top, 6 euro entry per person
Margaux Peuvergne | May 28, 2018
Nices ruines but too expensive for what it is. No cultural explanation. View is wonderful though
Patricia K.A | Jul 10, 2018
A lovely hidden restaurant in Capri . Authentic home cooked meals made with heart & soul. Pasta was fresh and the sauces were superb. The restaurant has lovely ambience with beautiful plants creating a nice alfresco setting. The waiter reccomended a great vino rosso which matched the food really well. I hope to return to this restaurant next time I visit Capri!
Joshua Simpson | Jul 24, 2018
There was a free English only audio guide that came with the 6 euro ticket. Cash only, coins preferred. I had a good time, the audio guide explained pretty well what happened in the whole villa and was easy to follow along.
Russ Ives | Aug 3, 2018
Views are mind-blowing but go to the garden next to it, even better! Find the little gate to the secret path.
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