Monday, January 26, 2015

The Gardens of Augustus

The gardens of Augustus are botanical gardens on the island of Capri, originally built in the early 20th century by the German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp. 

The gardens

Named for the late Roman emperor Augustus,the gardens are built high up on the island and boast a wonderful view of the Mediterranean Sea. Attached to the gardens is an extremely windy road called Via Krupp which leads down to Marina Piccola. Unfortunately this unique road has been closed due to falling rocks (Capri is an island of limestone, so there is always a threat of falling rock).

Via Krupp

 It is a beautiful garden and one of the many few free attractions, so it tends to get crowded. We recommend going early in the morning to beat the crowds. 

Augustus Gardens

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