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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    Ant Wirjo (4 months 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.
    AJ Schuck (7 months 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!
    A. Wodtke (14 months ago)
    Tiny garden but with stunning view on bay and rocks. Sadly it's hard to get in because you can only pay by credit card online so it's recommended to book before the visit. Other than that it's a cute place to see when on the island.
    Martina Preti (16 months ago)
    An amazing place! The Romans really knew how to find paradise on Earth. Can’t miss it for anything in the world if you find yourself in Capri. The entrance costs €1 (Lonely Planet said it would be free, but maybe it was changed recently). Totally worth it. I was happy to contribute in preserving this magical spot.
    Seb Harding (17 months ago)
    Beautiful views. Unfortunately it was not possible to go down the path
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