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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Vicky T
San Antonio, TX44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I enjoyed my time there. Beautiful views, lots of wildlife (birds, bees, lizards, goats), but not great if you have bad knees. Lots of steep uphill, downhill and steps. If you are physically able, definitely worth it. On the way back, stop at a local grocery store. I do not know the name, but they have delicious fresh sandwiches (paninis). If you have the ‘What3Words’ app, the three words to that grocery store are: quickened.deluions.chorused.
Written 5 June 2024
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
It's a long, uphill hike to Vila Jovis, once the favorite villa of the Roman emperor, Tiberius. Read up on the site before you go as there is minimal information at the site. There is enough left of the ruins to give you a glimpse as to what must have been a magnificent villa, with the most incredible views. The route is well marked and you will pass many lovely views and peeks into what must be beautiful estates and gardens along the way. At the site are many cute little goats, a reminder as to how Capri got its name. The hike took us over an hour to get there, a little shorter coming back, and we were pretty worn out by the time we got back to the town square. But, this was the main thing we wanted to see on the island, due to its historical significance.
Written 20 May 2024
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Gregory D
Paris, France32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The man at the entrance speaks only with onomatopoeia, is unfriendly to say the least and completely unhelpfull
Villa Jovis is way too overrated - the hike to get there from Capri Centro is great though and worth the effort

In the end Villa Lysis is cheaper, nicer and the staff there is welcoming and efficient
Written 20 April 2023
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RG B
Sacramento, CA134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Villa Jovis was a spectacular villa constructed for Caesar Augustus. He ruled the Roman Empire from here for 10 years. It takes imagination to visualize what the structure must have been when built. There is very little restoration or curation to assist but it's worth the hike. The views are magnificant. It's a long, uphill hike from the center of Capri to the top of the hill and the villa. Signs say 40 min from the town to the top. Allow 45-60 min. Entry fee is 6 euro.
Written 30 October 2022
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Shuki R
TLV136 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
It's a huge uphill walk to this place and in the end all you see are some brick walls delineating what were once rooms. No real explanations of what is new and what is reconstructed. If you're going to walk this far I much more recommend the nearby Astarita park. It's free (even though the caretaker will try to charge you) and offers some stunning views of the cliffs. But take note of its limited opening hours (10:00-15:00)
Written 21 October 2022
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Adam H
London, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Amazing place and a lovely walk but long and can be tiring to get there. You feel like you are walking an ancient path where emperors walked. The ruins are very well kept and it was incredibly fascinating to see. The views of Capri are also incredible from the second highest peak on the island. A must see especially if you like Roman history.
Written 9 September 2022
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Julia D
Kinross, UK18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I’ve rated this 4 out of 5 purely for the site. However, we were so exhausted when we got there it was hard to enjoy it! If you want to get the best out of this visit I would recommend coming on a cool day (not in late August) and as part of a stay in Capri. Our visit was marred by (on arrival from the ferry from Amalfi) waiting for an hour in a crush of people at the port in the boiling sun for the Funicular Railway (two queues - one for the ticket and one for the railway). Plus I was seriously short changed for the ticket. Then when you finally arrive at the piazza (again ridiculously crowded and hot) there is little obvious signposting to the monument.

However, using maps on our phones we found the monument easily but be prepared for walking a steep uphill path for nearly an hour. When we got there, instead of stopping at the cafe just down the road we carried on. BIG MISTAKE! Please be aware there is no water fountain on site! The guy at the ticket desk kindly gave me a fill of my water bottle with chilled water from a bottle he had. But by this time we were over heated and we needed way more water.

The site is well preserved and you can get a fair idea of what you are looking at from the colour coded maps on site. As other reviewers have said, read about it before visiting as there is little information onsite. Personally I think too much interpretation on-site ruins the experience. I felt almost like I had just happened upon an old ruin in its natural state and it was not crowded when we went (possibly because more sensible visitors avoided the midday sun).

Despite the exhausting climb it’s a sobering and once in a lifetime experience. I was thinking as I walked around of how many feet in Roman times had to make that journey, slaves, “guests” and how many (possibly) made it back down the cliff in a very much faster and more terrifying way! Maybe the rumours of Tiberius throwing anyone that displeased him off the cliff aren’t true. But somehow, given the sheer drops at so many points on the site, I fear the rumours might be true.

To conclude, if you are planning a day trip from Amalfi by boat, expect to see very little else than this monument given the time taken to get there and back. Do take plenty of water and a hat - and be prepared for a long uphill hike to get there. Rest at the cafe near the site if you can. Then enjoy!
Written 26 August 2022
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Paola E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Absolutely fantastic! The most beautiful place with the loveliest staff. If you’re in Capri, it is a must! Would go back in a heartbeat. Great food, great atmosphere.
Written 24 July 2022
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melandashfoodies
Warwick, UK235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This could be amazing and the ruins themselves are interesting but there should be an option to have a guide, the little tid bits of information are not enough to learn anything and this could be an amazing place if there was an opportunity to be escorted around by someone who knows about it.

Again the terrain is very uneven and the journey to the landmark is all uphill and steps a lot of the way so decent shoes and good mobility are a must.
Written 11 May 2022
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dapper777
Monaco63,496 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Villa Jovis is the majestic Roman villa overlooking the sea of Capri.
It was the residence of the Emperor Tiberius, overlooking a good part of the Gulf of Naples, ranging from the Island of Ischia, Sorrento to Punta Campanella.
Perched on a cliff more than three hundred meters above sea level, the villa is located over the rocky spur of Monte Tiberio for about 7.000 square meters. Considered to be the main residence of the Roman emperor Tiberius in Capri, it is one of the most evocative stops on the island, which can be reached after a walk through its most characteristic streets and alleys.
From the Piazzetta, walk the length of Via Longano, continuing along Via Sopramonte and finally Via Tiberio. It's an often uphill walk, not suitable for poorly trained people, which will take about 45/50 minutes.
The view of the gulf and of Punta Campanella is spectacular and unique. However, it would have been nice to see around signs and explanatory posters and signage about the site and the ruins.
You walk alone, ignoring where you are and what you see because nothing is written about the different corners that you are visiting.
The ruins of the villa are nor well kept and are not provided and accompanied by explanatory signs that allow you to recognize and appreciate the monument and the peculiarities of the area.
The very top shows a pleasant surprise among the ruins of Villa Jovis : the church of Santa Maria del Soccorso, with the tall statue of Our Lady, object of great devotion from the Capri people.
The visit was a little disappointing after a quite long and often unpleasant uphill walk.
The site should be valued more and better kept.
Written 1 November 2021
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