Giardini di Augusto

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Giardini di Augusto information

Location
Capri Town , Italy
Prices
admission €1
Opening hours
9am-1hr before sunset
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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.