Tours for Villa Jovis
About Villa Jovis, Capri
A remarkable testament of early roman architecture, Villa Jovis is the largest of twelve Tiberian villas. Emperor Tiberius fell in love with the island of Capri and commissioned 12 villas to be made here. Villa Jovis was the most lavish of these villas, spreading 1.7 acres. The villa boasted of top technology of that time, including a provision for collecting rainwater. The walk up to the villa is exhilarating or even excruciating (depending on your fitness levels) but definitely well worth it because of the magnificent views it offers. The ruins of Villa Jovis were largely uncovered during the 18th century under the reign of Charles of Bourbon, and are relatively well-conserved despite the loss of numerous artifacts, some of which are displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Villa Jovis Information
- From the Piazzetta, walk the length of Via Longano, continuing along Via Sopramonte and finally Via Tiberio. It's an uphill walk and will take about 45 minutes.
Villa Jovis Tickets Prices
- Free for European Union citizens under 18. Free entrance on the first Sunday of the month.
How To Get To Villa Jovis by Public Transport
- Reach this spot by taxi or on rented bike.
Restaurants Near Villa Jovis
- Da Luigi S.r.l.
- Le Grottelle, Lo Sfizio
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This tailor made excursion gives you the opportunity to see the two different faces of the island, by day and night. Enjoy the views by day but set foot on the island when all the crowds have left and immerse yourself in the magical setting of dusk.
The tour of the island with a typical boat and local multilingual speaking sailor will take you to visit the famous blu grotto and the lesser known sea grottoes. You will have time to swim and if you prefer you can have a picnic on board at your choice.
Explore Pompeii and Capri on this private tour as your guide takes you to the main attractions, such as plaster casts of the victims' bodies in Pompeii and the Medieval alleys in Capri. Customize your tour to visit the blue Grotto (extra cost). Relax in a comfortable minivan, which is perfect for small groups. Learn about the various attractions from your archaeological guide and wander the ancient streets of Pompeii and Capri.
Enjoy a day filled with breathtaking views and relaxation by cruising from the Island of Capri along Italy's Amalfi Coast. This jagged coastline is unlike any other, and the best way to view it is from the sea. Stop to swim in various inlets and lagoons, and enjoy the company of a local captain who will show you the can't miss sights of the area.
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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.
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.
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.
Great place full of history and greatness! Just a hint, it may be good, in the future to offer some transportaton to the location, those stairs almost exhausted me...
The ruins of the villa are not that cool to visit but the view at the top is gorgeous.
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