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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    Madalin Ceausescu (4 months ago)
    Stunning view of the cliffs of the island, wish I could have stayed there for an entire day.
    Benjamin Adams (5 months ago)
    Very small but pretty gardens. Great views of the island include the Krupp stairway - you almost can’t take a bad picture here. It’s also close to the centre of town and worth the walk. Free entry is a bonus, ignore anyone asking for a tip or payment in entry.
    Andrea Colombo (5 months ago)
    This year it is free-entry. The garden itself is decorated nicely, but the main attraction are the breathtaking postcard-like views. Totally worthy.
    Paul Milligan (5 months ago)
    Gardens provide a viewpoint for pictures of Capri and luxury yachts.
    Mark Rearden (5 months ago)
    A small gardened area of the main town of Capri. The views are stunning and the gardens well kept and peaceful. There are also cutouts of famous people associated with Capri. Gracie Fields is one of them sat on a bench that overlooks the see towards the mainland. The Path down from where the Krupp family stayed is also viable from the gardens.
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