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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Via Tiberio, Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
+39 081 837 0381
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Unfortunately I was still charged 6 euro to visit Villa Jovis - despite much of it being blocked due to filming of the (now shelved) Kevin Spacey film 'Gore' - about the life of Gore Vidal. To get there I took the funicular (2 euro...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

About 30 minutes walk you can for 6 euros to explore Villa Jovis. No place and beautiful views from the mountain. An interesting place to see while on Capri

Thank jasio2161
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The steep climb up to the villa is worthwhile as the viewsare great. However we were surprised to be charged €6 for admission. The walkways and information boards are not well maintained and the chapel is closed. On the way up a man tried to...More

Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 24 October 2017

No need for a guide, good signage from Capri town. Get map to ruins from tourist office in upper town, enjoy views of fabulous villa estates as well as over entire island. Entry fee to ruins is 6 Euro now, but worth it. Rick Steve's...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Romans were very clever with what they achieved. If you enjoy seeing ruins with well thought out plans include this. It costs €6 pp but includes an informative audio guide. We also did the 20 min walk across to Villa Lysis. You feel like...More

Thank Jhjfcc
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I've always heard that the Villa Jovis is rather disappointing, but we enjoyed it very much. There's enough left to imagine it being a substantial house, and the views are spectacular. Tiberius sure knew how to choose a building site. It only is a pity...More

Thank Monique E
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The difficulty about this review is that historicly this site is very important because of the fact that emperor Tiberius spend more time on Capri than in Rome. On the other hand, allthough this a house of an emperor, there is nothing that reminds of...More

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I did it! It's a very long uphill walk (tell me someone if you know exactly the number of miles). Near to the top, there's a ladies and men's room and mounted on the wall is a defibrillator! What goes up must come down. The...More

Thank FrancesTina
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My friends and I decided to walk to Villa Jovis. Maybe a 30 minute walk not too difficult. You pay an entrance fee and get a mobile tour along with the price. It explained what you were looking at. While we were there Kevin Spacey...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were looking for something to do on an overcast, cooler day, and our hotel suggested walking up to this Villa. It's a bit of a hike, but it's beautiful, and the actual Villa is really cool to see. Worth it if you have a...More

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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