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Gardens of Augustus (Giardini di Augusto) Tours

Gardens of Augustus (Giardini di Augusto)
Perched atop the dramatic cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples and just a short stroll from Capri’s central Piazzetta square, the lush Gardens of Augustus (Giardini di Augusto) are a quiet oasis offering mesmerizing views of the tiny cove of Marina Piccola and the soaring Faraglioni sea stacks just off shore.
 
The Basics
Laid out by Friedrich August Krupp in the early 20th century, these exquisite botanical gardens are a tribute to Capri’s native flora, with flower-lined footpaths, lawns, and monumental fountains; and terraced gardens bursting with vibrant geraniums and dahlias. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the park is its striking location directly above Via Krupp, a paved switchback footpath that snakes down the cliff side to the water’s edge below. The path has been closed due to rock slides, but the view of its zigzagging path from above is unforgettable.
 
The Gardens of Augustus is one of the most beloved attractions on the island of Capri, and a highlight of any tour, day trip, or shore excursion to the island from Rome, Naples, or Sorrento. Most boat tours or day cruises to the island include free time on land to explore sights like the gardens and the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, along with a sail around Capri’s coast and a stop to visit the Blue Grotto.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most of the towns of Capri and Anacapri are pedestrian only, so must be explored on foot. The lanes are often steep and paved with cobblestones, so wear comfortable shoes and, in summer, sunscreen and a hat. 
  • The gardens are not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers due to stairs at the entrance.
  • There are sweeping views from the panoramic overlooks in the gardens, so bring your camera.
  • No food or drink is allowed inside the gardens.
  • Visitors must stay on the footpaths, so young children who may be tempted to strike out across the lawns should be carefully supervised.
 
How to Get There
The Gardens of Augustus are adjacent the Charterhouse of San Giacomo in the center of Capri town. From the main Piazzetta square, follow Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Federico Serena, and then take Via Matteotti to the garden entrance.
 
When to Get There
The gardens are lovely when there are few visitors, so time your visit either in the early morning or late afternoon.
 
The Marvelous Via Krupp
The Gardens of Augustus overlook one of the most remarkable feats of engineering on the island of Capri: the paved pedestrian footpath that follows a series of switchbacks steeply down the mountainside from the gardens to sea level below. Commissioned by the German steel magnate Friedrich Alfred Krupp at the beginning of the 20th century to provide a route to reach his private yacht moored below, this magnificently scenic route clinging to the cliffside has been closed for the past few years due to falling rocks.
Address: Via Matteotti, Capri 80073, Italy
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GRAND TOUR CAPRI AND ANACAPRI

A complete and guided tour that will make you live a magnificent day on the most celebrated island of the Gulf of Naples with the possibility of discovering Capri and Anacapri with a minibus tour that will make you live the island comfortably.Discover Capri and Anacapri with a professional guide and enjoy free time on the wonderful island. Once in Capri, take the private bus to reach Anacapri with free time for walking and shopping. See us for a great lunch in a typical Capri restaurant. Later you will move to Capri, where you will visit the famous Piazzetta and the Gardens of Augustus.
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CAPRI BOAT TOUR - Cruise/Small Group from Sorrento

Hop on a traditional wooden boat in Sorrento and set sail in the Gulf of Naples to the island of Capri. Explore the famed Blue Grotto and the Gardens of Augustus (at own expense), and learn about the history of the place on the boat ride over from your skipper. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 participants, ensuring you'll have plenty attention from your guide.
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Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Travel to stunning Capri by hydrofoil after pickup from Naples or Sorrento. Wind along the famous Mamma Mia cliffside road, where you can snap some photos of a lifetime. Weather permitting,you will enter , by small boat, into the exquisite Blue Grotto, or Grotta Azzurra, to marvel at the glowing bluewater. The large cavern can only be reached by small boat through a narrow opening. Ride the chairlift from Anacapri to the peak of Monte Solaro to soak up spectacular views of the entire island. If you’re lucky, you will spot Mt. Vesuvius and Ischia Procida islands on the horizon.Afterwards, visit the beautiful Villa San Michele and its lush gardens. During your wanders, you will spot ancient artefacts nestled in the flora and fauna. Follow this with a visit to La Piazzetta, a quaint square lined with boutiques and cafes.Finally, visit the fabulous Augustus Gardens, where you can enjoy breath-taking views of IFaraglioni, Capri’s famous rock formations, before your return journey.
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Pompeii and Capri Island Day Trip

Make the most of a one-day visit to the Amalfi Coast region with this day trip to Pompeii and the island of Capri from Naples. Combine the region's foremost historic excavation with one of its most picturesque islands. Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii followed by a boat trip to the sparkling island of Capri. This is an excellent day trip option for cruise passengers.
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Capri Day Trip from Rome at your leisure!

Discover the stunning island of Capri during this convenient day trip from Rome, and explore at your own pace. Travel packages include round-trip bus transfers to and from Naples, and then ferry tickets from the port. Enjoy hours of uninterrupted sightseeing, from an optional boat ride to the famous Blue Grotto to browsing boutiques in the villages of Capri or Anacapri.
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Sailing Trips

Exclusive Capri Boat Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Visit the island of Capri on this 8-hour tour from either Naples or Sorrento. You'll travel across the sea on a jetfoil boat to reach Capri, where you'll then enjoy a separate private boat tour to see caves, the Faraglioni rock formations, and other natural attractions. Go swimming in the emerald waters, and take the island's funicular to Piazza Umberto I, aka La Piazzetta.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Capri and Blue Grotto Private Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Enjoy a day exploring the picturesque and charming island of Capri from Naples or Sorrento with this private tour. Fall in love with Capri and – weather permitting – enjoy a visit to the surreal Blue Grotto.
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Full-Day Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Rome

This full-day tour from Rome takes all the hassle out of visiting the scenic island of Capri. After a 1-hour train journey from Rome, meet your guide in Naples and skim over the water in a jetfoil to Capri. See the island’s key highlights in a single day, from the Blue Grotto and Mount Solaro to the towns of Capri and Anacapri, as well as the Gardens of Augustus.
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Day Cruises

SEMI - PRIVATE: Discover Capri Island by boat - From Rome

Trade the bustling city for a day exploring one of Italy’s most beautiful island destinations on this small-group tour of Capri. In the morning, transfer from Rome to Naples via high-speed train, after which you’ll head to the port and climb aboard your boat. Upon arrival in Capri, you can explore its hidden caves and grottoes, take swimming and snorkeling breaks, and enjoy several hours to discover its highlights on foot. Wind down the tour with a celebratory limoncello tasting.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Capri all Inclusive Private Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Travel to the island of Capri from Naples by hydrofoil for this private tour. Explore the island’s highlights including Anacapri and the Gardens of Augustus with a private guide leading the way. Get out on the water for a tour of Capri’s famous sea cave, the Blue Grotto. The itinerary includes free time for a seaside lunch (own expense) and shopping.
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CAPRI BOAT EXPERIENCE AND WALKING

This experience is ideal for those who want to discover the whole island of Capri in just one day.let yourself be guided on a 360 ° tour. Discover with us this wonderful island. we will move with a private mini bus to the highest part of the island, Anacapri, where it will be possible to enjoy an incredible view, stroll in the small village, reach the summit of Mount Solaro with the chair lift or simply relax tasting delicious local specialties After about 2 hours we will reach the center of Capri, the heart of the island, where the famous "Piazzetta" is located, passing through the small alleys characterized by luxurious boutiques, we will reach the Gardens of Augustus, which offer the best view of Faraglioni Rocks symbol of the island to leave you once again breathless.With the boat, we will show you all the beauties that the island of Capri can offer: a complete tour of caves and bays lasting an hour .... we will leave you breathless !!
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Day Trips

Capri and Anacapri Day Tour from Naples

The island communes of Capri and Anacapri lie tantalizingly close to Naples—just a short cruise across the Gulf of Naples—offering the perfect escape from city life. This tour includes round-trip travel from your hotel in Naples and a traditional Italian 3-course lunch, so you can relax and soak up the island scenery. Discover top attractions including the Augustus Gardens, stroll the picturesque streets of Capri, and enjoy sweeping views over the Bay of Naples.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Visit Capri by private coach and private boat tour

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Capri Fun Private Tour by Typical Convertible Car!

Optimize your time and discover the real tour of the Island. Visit of both the two towns of the island, Capri and Anacapri. Convertible Car Experience in order to skip all the crowds and enjoy all the views! Your Local Guide will give you suggestions on extra activities. You could visit the famous Blue Grotto or the boat from the island! You will have plenty of time for a lunch and for shopping if you want
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Private Tour of Capri and Anacapri From Sorrento

Probably the most famous Italian Island: Capri. This tour offers a complete visit to the two towns of the Island, Capri and Anacapri. With a Local Guide, you will understand the culture and the history of this pretty small island. Breathtaking views, smell of flowers in the air, the colors You will walk through the small streets, visit the Augustus Park, admire the villas built during the centuries by poets, writers who took inspiration from the peace of Island. Skip the crowds easily. With the help of your Private Tour, you will be able to do whatever you wish to do. You can go to the Blue Grotto, you can take the chair at the highest point of the island, you can have free time for shopping and lunch
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Semi-Private: Discover Sorrento and Capri - from Positano

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Semi-Guided Capri Tour Including Lunch from Capri . Recommended by Rick Steves

Get the best of both worlds on this half-day visit to Capri, including guided tours of the island’s major attractions plus free time to wander at your own pace. Head out on Capri’s dramatic coastal roads with your knowledgeable guide up to the hilltop town of Anacapri to see the Villa San Michele and its gardens (own expense). Afterward, the island of Capri is yours to explore on your own—from the famous Blue Grotto to the heights of Mt. Solaro to the chic shops that line the pedestrian-friendly streets. Your day ends with a guided walking tour of the town of Capri, followed by an optional visit to the Gardens of Augustus.
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Water Tours

Discover Capri from Naples

The picturesque island of Capri lies just off the coast of Sorrento in the Bay of Naples. On this tour, set sail from Naples and cruise around the island, spotting landmarks such as the Faraglioni rocks, the Natural Arch, and the Green Grotto. Then, enjoy around four hours of free time on the island, which you can use to explore the villages, relax on the beach, or cruise to the famous Blue Grotto (own expense).
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Day Cruises

Capri and Anacapri Full-Day Tour from Sorrento

Discover the enchanting island of Capri on a guided tour from Sorrento. After a scenic cruise across the Bay of Naples, explore highlights of Anacapri like Villa San Michele, and catch a chair lift up to Mt. Solaro for stellar panoramic views. In Capri town, visit the Augustus Garden to look out on the famous Faraglioni Rocks, and be a part of the chic island scene in Piazzetta square. Round-trip transport and a dedicated guide make the day a breeze.
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Semi-Private: Discover Sorrento and Capri - from Amalfi

Visit one of Italy’s most coveted island destinations—and leave the logistics to someone else—on this full-day, small-group tour of Capri. Set off in the morning from Amalfi, and head to the port at Sorrento. There, you’ll board your vessel and will journey to Capri, admiring the picturesque highlights of the Sorrento coast as you go. Upon arrival, make numerous stops for swimming and snorkeling; visit the White and Green grottos (own expense) and other coastal highlights; enjoy time to explore on foot; and relax with on-board refreshments.
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Capri Island small-group tour from Rome

Escape the bustle of Rome with a small group, full-day tour to the island of Capri. Climb aboard the high-speed train in Rome and meet your guide in Naples. Travel to the island by ferry and explore Capri’s highlights including the Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni rocks, and the shops of Anacapri. Ride the chairlift to the top of Mount Solaro, visit the Augustus Gardens, and relax in an open-air café.
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Daily Capri Island Tour from Naples all inclusive

Cruise to the island of Capri on a hydrofoil with this full-day tour from Naples. Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your guide to island highlights including a funicular ride to the main piazzetta in Capri, the handcrafted shops of Anacapri, and the Faraglioni rocks. Learn about the artists and writers that lived and worked in Capri and explore the gardens of Augustus.
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Day Trips

SEMI PRIVATE TOUR: Discover Capri by boat

Explore Capri by boat on this all-day guided adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, board your vessel and set sail with an English-speaking skipper. Pass through the Faraglioni Arch, see the island’s spectacular Green, White and Blue grottos, visit the city of Capri, and enjoy snacks, drinks, and an on-board happy hour included in the tour price.
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Capri and Blue Grotto Day Tour With Kids From Naples

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