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Capri Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp

Panoramic gardens and an incredible feat of engineering.

The Gardens of Augustus, only few minutes' walk from the Piazzetta, are near the Via Krupp, the famously panoramic pathway commissioned by the German steel industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp, who purchased the "Fondo Certosa" (Certosa Estate), which includes a portion of the Gardens.

This pathway -currently closed due to a danger of falling rocks - was built in 1902 based on plans drawn up by Emilio Mayer. It begins here and zig-zags its way down the cliff to Marina Piccola. According to architect R. Pane, it is proof that "even a road can be a work of art".

The Certosa of San Giacomo (Carthusian Monastery) is only few steps from the Gardens. It was founded in 1371 by Count Giacomo Arcucci, secretary to Queen Giovanna I of Naples, and is one of the most important examples of the traditional architecture of Capri.

The charming and panoramic Via Tragara leads to a Belvedere of the same name and to the Faraglioni rocks lower down.

Getting There:

From Piazza Umberto I, walk along Via Vittorio Emanuele, Via F. Serena and Via Matteotti (15 mins.)
On your way back to Via Matteotti, the Carthusian Monastery is an easy stop. Afterwards, follow Via Ignazio Cerio, Via Camerelle and Via Tragara.

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