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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
Admission: Varies
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Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

Private Capri Island and Blue Grotto Day Tour from Naples or Sorrento

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Leave puzzling out the tricky logistics to the experts and enjoy a stress-free day on Capri. Save hours with pickup from Naples or Sorrento and arrival via hydrofoil. Once on the island, board a private convertible or minibus to the Blue Grotto, followed by a stop in Anacapri to visit Villa San Michele and Mount Solaro. End with free time in Capri town to stroll through the Piazzetta and Gardens of Augustus.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.13
Price varies by group size
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$450.13
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Semi-Guided Capri Tour from Capri Pier

Semi-Guided Capri Tour from Capri Pier

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.43
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$65.43

Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Amalfi

Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Amalfi

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Capri is an island that can leave you speechless, take advantage of this tour: it will lead you to discover its beauties. Catch a jetfoil from Amalfi, on your arrival at the port of Capri you will find an local guide who will go along with you around the island. The tour will start with a visit to the Blue Grotto ( weather permitting); if it is closed, you will do shared boat trip for you to admire the other beautiful caves on the island. Next stop will be Anacapri, known for Axel Munthe House and sandals makers. Here you will have free time to stroll by the town and for lunch, soon after by private convertible car or a minibus, you will reach the main center of the island, the Piazzetta, to walk alongside world celebrities and cross its famous shopping streets. After a visit to the Caesar Augustus Gardens, overlooking the bay of Salerno, as soon as you get ready , you will return to the main port of Capri where your tour will finish.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$355.30
Price varies by group size
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$355.30
Price varies by group size
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Capri Exclusive Tour

Capri Exclusive Tour

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Full day itinerary for those who want to get to know the two souls of the island: Capri and Anacapri, an interesting solution for those who stay only one day. With this tour we can optimize times and bring together in a single excursion everything that deserves to be visited in Capri. Here are the details: - Tour of the island by private boat on board a typical Capri "gozzo" at your disposal to admire all the caves: from the famous Blue Grotto (*) to the Green Grotto, from the White Grotto to the Sailors' Cave, up to the romantic passage under the Faraglioni. - Tour of the historic center of Capri: from the Piazzetta to the Gardens of Augustus. - Lunch and free time. - Afternoon in the center of Anacapri and ascent by chairlift to Monte Solaro.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$742.32
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The Wonders of Capri & Anacapri: Full Day tour with Private Transportation

The Wonders of Capri & Anacapri: Full Day tour with Private Transportation

The tour will start meeting at Naples' Cruise Terminal or Capri Port Marina Grande. Weather permitting, a visit to the Blue Grotto is a must! A comfortable minibus drives along scenic winding roads, to the second largest center on the island, Anacapri, with its own unforgettable and stunning panoramas. Explore the beautiful village of Anacapri, with its narrow streets. This was a favorite place of many well-known celebrities, including the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe who fell in love with the ruins of an ancient chapel and built Villa San Michele. Next, travel to the main town of Capri and La Piazetta: sit and relax in the warm sunshine, sip a cocktail, and even get a chance to spot some VIPs! Visit the Augustus Gardens:from its vantage point, gaze at one of Capri’s best-known landmarks, the legendary Faraglioni limestone rocks. Return to the Marina Grande via the funicular. *This is the price for a group 1 to 6. Any extra person is 30 euro p.p. on top of the total.
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  • 8 hours
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$475.85
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$475.85
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Capri Boat Experience And Walking

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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  • 5 to 30 minutes
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$65.43
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$65.43

Discover Capri - Walking tour from Capri

Discover Capri - Walking tour from Capri

Visit one of the most beautiful islands of Italy, Capri! This is, at the same time, a wonderful experience for its natural beauty and one of the most super-VIP places in the world. In Capri, take a minibus to Anacapri town and walk along the shopping streets. If you want, you can spend your free time taking the chairlift to get to Mt. Solaro. After a light lunch, you will take a minibus to the Capri main square where you will enjoy the landscape and the wonderful blue sea views from the Belvedere of Augustus’ Gardens. Do not hesitate to ask for a personalized tour of the island, we will be happy to customize your excursion!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.53
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$53.53
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The Heart Of Capri And Anacapri

The Heart Of Capri And Anacapri

An exclusive private tour among the main monuments of the island in the center of Capri. Our guides will take you from the famous Piazzetta to the picturesque neighborhood of Sant'Anna, to continue strolling through the medieval alleys and via Camerelle, famous for its boutiques. You will then reach the Gardens of Augustus, with the wonderful view of the Faraglioni, symbol of the island and you can also visit the Carthusia perfume factory. The itinerary then continues towards Anacapri, with private car transfer to the highest municipality of the island. From the center you can reach Monte Solaro by chairlift and admire the enchanting 360-degree view of the Gulf of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. You can then stroll through the picturesque streets of the center full of local craft shops and visit the Villa San Michele, "open to the sun, the wind and the sound of the sea ..." built by the Swedish doctor and writer Axel Munthe
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  • 4 hours
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$310.89
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Private Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Positano

Private Capri and Blue Grotto Tour from Positano

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With crowded buses and limited taxis, visiting Capri by land can be frustrating and time-consuming. Save hours with this tour that takes you to the island’s top sights via private vehicle. Meet your guide at the ferry port for the drive to the Blue Grotto, followed by a stop in Anacapri. End with free time in Capri town before taking the funicular back down to the ferry port.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$393.37
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$393.37
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Capri my way

Capri my way

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If your aim is to get the best of the island then you will have no other choice than booking me. My knowledge of the island comes from my experience as a visitor and gave me the opportunity of selecting the best to be seen once there. Also you can count on my contact network on the island to fullfill any of your request.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$380.68
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$380.68
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Historical Capri: Origins, Culture, Legends

Historical Capri: Origins, Culture, Legends

Anyone who passes through Capri can't miss this EXPERIENCE! Meeting point will be the Funicolare station: your guide will wait for you there, to lead you along the streets and the story of Capri and Anacapri Next stop will be the famous "Piazzetta": eternal scenery of the "dolce vita caprese". After that, it'll start this amazing trip: we'll see the Church of Santo Stefano, with precious marble floors by Villa Jovis; the House where Lenin decided to create his "School of Capri", inspired by the Russian Revolution; the Quisisana Hotel, the most luxury and the biggest hotel of Capri; the amazing Via Krupp; Augustus Gardens and Punta Tragara, where General Roosevelt met Winston Churchil. . . and Lucky Luciano! Back to the Piazzetta, to take the bus that will drive you all to Anacapri, the highest point of the island: you'll choose to visit Villa San Michele or the Segway of Mount Solaro Strolling down the traditional streets of Anacapri, we'll end to Piazza Vittoria, last stop.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.27
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$83.27
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The beauty of Capri and Anacapri!

The beauty of Capri and Anacapri!

Get ready to see the island of Capri from the eyes of a local archeologist, explore incredible hidden spots full of history and heritage, who made this island the most famous in the world. Your guide will show you places like the Gardens of Augusto, the botanic garden of the island, the villa of San Michele, a stunning villa built on the ruins of the "Domus Romane", the famous "Piazzetta of Capri" and then the historical center of the island, Anacapri. Stop at colorful and stunning spots for pictures, to leave you at the end of the day not only with a wider knowledge about Capri but also with your heart full of memories!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.33
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$77.33

Capri and its wonders

Capri and its wonders

Meet the guide at the port of Marina Grande, at pier number 0 (zero). By minibus you reach Anacapri where you can enjoy the most beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples. Here there is the possibility to visit the Villa San Michele, the home of the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, managed on the remains of one of the Roman villas owned by the emperor Tiberius. Its wonderful garden, with the magnificent church dedicated to San Michele, and its breathtaking landscape!! After by minibus you reach the center of Capri directly in its famous Piazzetta; walking through the cafes, jewelers and boutiques, where you can still breathe the attention of the "Dolce Vita", and then reach the Augustus Garden, from where you can admire the famous Faraglioni. Free time to visit the Blue Grotto or to do a boat trip around the island in the afternoon.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.27
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$83.27
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Capri Island Tour from Amalfi

Capri Island Tour from Amalfi

Enjoy a tour of the astonishing Island of Capri with your Local guide. From the Amalfi port, catch the jetfoil to reach the island where you will meet your guide. First stop of this day tour will be the Blue Cave ( weather permitting) or a shared boat ride tour around the island , to see all the other Caves and the Natural Rocks: " Faraglioni". Then on board of a convertible taxi or a minibus ,you will be driven in Anacapri, where you will have a chance to stroll by the town and visit one the flip flops handmade shops or to reach one of the Highest point of the island , the Mount Solaro by chairlift or also visit one of the Villas bequeathed to the Island from the famous doctor Axel Mounth. Time for Lunch and soon after you will be driven in Capri main square, La Piazzetta, here you will have also free time and together with your guide you will see the Augustus Gardens, a marveleus flowering garden with abreathtaking view of the Gulf. The tour will finish in the main port of Capri.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$350.94
Price varies by group size
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$350.94
Price varies by group size
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Capri and Blue Grotto Small Group Tour with Local Guide from Capri port

Capri and Blue Grotto Small Group Tour with Local Guide from Capri port

Experience the wonderful island of Capri in our private tour with an exclusive hotel pick up and drop off. The journey starts along the famous Mamma Mia road towards the first destination: the Blue Grotto, a magical natural cavern. In the event that the Blue Grotto is closed, the alternate option to discover the other caves on the island is a shared boat ride. The second site is Anacapri. This is the largest area on the island as it is situated on the highest point of the island, here, there are amazing views of the entire island. Following this, you will be guided to the main square of the island, La Piazzetta. This small square is lined with restaurants and shops, hence, is the popular central point for tourists, locals and celebrities alike. Explore this square at your leisure, enjoying an italian cafe or gelato. The Caesar Augustus Gardens which has the most beautiful florals and plants. The tour concludes with a comfortable ride back to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$330.71
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$330.71
Price varies by group size

Private One Day Walking Tour of Capri with Guide

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Private One Day Walking Tour of Capri with Guide

Capri has been chosen as a residence by celebrities of all time. Discover it with us, to admire the main places and still hidden and authentic corners. Our guides, in addition to providing you with historical and cultural information, will assist you to make your day unique and unforgettable. We will organize according to your needs times and transport to admire the beauties of the island without stress. From the port we will reach Anacapri, we will visit its characteristic historic center, without neglecting the various attractions such as: Monte Solaro, the villa and the church of San Michele. We will continue to Capri to visit the famous "piazzetta" and the gardens of Augustus. We will discover panoramic points together, to take unique photos and get away from the city center. Weather and sea conditions permitting, possibility to visit the blue grotto or take part in a boat tour of the island, to enjoy every detail of the blue island from the sea, caves, villas and much more.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.13
$136.81
$13.68 savings
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$123.13
$136.81
$13.68 savings
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Capri and Anacapri Experience Guided Tour from Capri

Capri and Anacapri Experience Guided Tour from Capri

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Though Capri is a small island, to see its highlights in one day required getting around by both land and sea. With this tour, skip the hassle of arranging transportation and take in the top sights on the island with a guided boat, bus, and walking tour. Save hours of waiting in line for ferries and buses with a private boat trip along the coast and semi-private bus service between Capri and Anacapri.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.53
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$53.53
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