Villa Damecuta is one of twelve Roman imperial villas built by the Emperor Tiberius on the island of Capri.
Unfortunately, there are only few ruins of the villa, especially because of the eruption of Vesuvius in the year 79 and because of subsequent pirate raids.
The Roman villa of Damecuta, located on a rocky point and close to a small pine forest, consisted of a loggia 80 meters long, with several residential areas. In the Middle Ages, a watchtower was built on the ruins of the villa. In the 19th, it was used as a fort by the British during the war against the French.
Recent excavations have shown that the villa was a beautiful imperial residence, with marble floors, decorated stucco and works of art.
There would have been a secret passage, built by Tiberius, leading from the inside of the villa to the Grotta Azzurra which would have served as a swimming pool.
Villa Damecuta – Informations
By bus: line Anacapri – Grotta Azzurra (leaving from Viale Tommaso). Ask the driver to stop at Damecuta.
By foot: From Anacapri: Viale Tommaso, Via Pagliaro and Via Grotta Azzurra to Via Amedeo Maiuri. About 30 minutes.
From April to mid-October: 10:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00
From mid-October from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 16:30
Closed on Mondays
In case of adverse weather conditions, the site can be closed