Augustus Gardens

Capri, Italy

The Gardens of Augustus, originally known by the name of Krupp Gardens, are botanical gardens on the island of Capri. The gardens were established by the German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp in the early twentieth century to build his mansion in Capri.

The gardens, designed in terraces overlooking the sea, can be considered a testament to the rich flora of the island of Capri, with various ornamental plants and flowers such as geraniums, dahlias and brooms.

In the gardens there is a monument to Vladimir Lenin, one of the few of its kind in Italy, created in 1968, after the approval of a municipal resolution, by the Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzu to which the Soviet Embassy in Italy commissioned the work. The monument, consisting of several 5 meter high blocks of marble, is located in the gardens in front of the house of the Russian writer Maxim Gorky, who hosted Lenin there in 1908.

From the Gardens of Augustus one can get a 180-degree panoramic of the island of Capri because one can see Mount Solaro, the bay of Marina Piccola, and the Faraglioni.



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Founded: early 20th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Italy


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Sajmunn (2 years ago)
This place is a must-see when you’re visiting Capri. The views here are stunning! Even the walk up to the garden is charming. There is a small entrance fee of 1,50€, but it’s well worth it.
Jagger Boyer (2 years ago)
The view of the island from this garden is absolutely spectacular and gorgeous. From here you can see the mountains around the island and the beautiful clear blue water underneath you. I would definitely recommend going here and I will be returning sometime again in the future.
Ant Wirjo (2 years ago)
Beautiful views of the shore line! Worth the 1.5€ entry fee. The gardens themselves are pretty small, so the main attraction is really the panorama views of the shore. There’s not much else to do here other than take in the views, worth a visit but recommend budgeting only around 15-30 mins here.
Jana (2 years ago)
Another magical photo spot of Capri. Via Krupp pathway was closed this time for tourists, so check before you go. If you stay in Capri center then the best way to get there is via Piazetta, very short walk There are tickets online for €1.50, buy in advance if you don't want to stay in a queue. A lot of people don't know about tickets.
AJ Schuck (2 years ago)
Pretty awesome location. But it costs 3 euros if I remember correctly. Kinda small for that cost. However it's one of the better locations in Capri for photos. Watch out for all the tourists!
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