It is from these gardens of Augustus (Giardini di Augusto in Italian, formerly designated as Krupp gardens) that one enjoys one of the most beautiful views of Capri, with the Faraglioni in the background.
Built at the initiative of the German industrialist Alfred Krupp in the early twentieth century, these gardens consist of several flower terraces, overlooking the Monte Solaro, the Faraglioni on one side, and on the other the Marina Piccola and the tortuous Via Krupp built on the side of a cliff. Nearby is the Certosa di San Giacomo.
Krupp wanted to build a villa there, which he finally did not realize.
The Via Krupp came from a request from the industrialist to the engineer Emilio Mayer to build a road leading from his gardens of Augustus to Marina Piccola where he docked his yacht. In order to reach his hotel Quisisana more quickly.
The rock was thus cut on a vertical drop of almost 100 meters, building a spectacular road with its very tight hairpin bends.
- Currently, the Via Krupp is closed due to the risk of falling rocks. It can only be seen from the gardens of Augustus (May 28, 2018).
- Entry to the gardens : € 1, open from april to october from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm. In march and november from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
- How to reach the gardens of Augustus and Via Krupp: easily accessible from the piazzetta of Capri, following Via Vittorio Emanuele, Via Federico Serena, and Via Matteotti.
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