Giardini di Augusto
Certosa di San Giacomo
Founded in 1363, this picturesque monastery is generally considered to be the finest remaining example of Caprese architecture and today...
Museo Cerio harbours a library of books and journals about the island (mostly in Italian) and a collection of locally found fossils.
Located under the arches, this place dates back to 1972, when brothers Brun and Gianni Lembo started playing the songs they learned from...
Time to pop the question, celebrate an anniversary or quell those pre-departure blues? The terrace here has stunning views over the pine...
Giardini di Augusto information
Escape the crowds by seeking out these colourful gardens near the Certosa di San Giacomo. Founded by Emperor Augustus, they rise in a series of flowered terraces to a lookout point offering breathtaking views over to the Isole Faraglioni , a group of three limestone stacks that rise out of the sea.
Measuring 109m, 81m and 104m respectively, the isole are home to a rare blue lizard that was once thought to be unique to the Faraglioni but has since been found on the Sicilian coast.
From the gardens, pretty and hairpin Via Krupp winds down to Marina Piccola and past a bust of Lenin overlooking the road from a nearby platform; no one seems to know who placed it here, or why.