Monuments and Museums

Villa Jovis

Villa Jovis is one of the twelve villas built in Capri by the will of the Emperor Tiberius according to the historians Tacitus and Suetonius. The latest archaeological excavations by Amedeo Maiuri have highlighted its size both in height and in extension, making it one of the most important imperial villas that can be visited.

Built in the 1st century AD. on the extreme eastern promontory of the island, the villa covers an area of about 7000 square meters and dominates the entire promontory of Monte Tiberio and the valley that descends to Cesina.

An eloquent example of how the ancient Romans were very sensitive to the search for beauty and a perfect combination of avant-garde and aesthetic architectural solutions, the view from the Villa is one of the most beautiful in Capri and allows you to almost entirely dominate the Gulf of Naples, that of Salerno up to the lands of Cilento.

In addition to the 7,000 square meters of the villa,

there are gardens, terraces, belvederi and nymphaeums that architecturally respect the Roman canons, making it an attractive and unassailable small fortress.

Under the dominion of Charles of Bourbon the villa was excavated by the archaeologist Norbert Hadrawa

and numerous finds were sold to major European collectors, or transported to the Archaeological Museum of Naples.  Some of these statues can now be seen in the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London.

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