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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    Philip Philev (15 months ago)
    Best value for money in Capri. 1€ entrance, but you get an amazing view. Dont miss the next door roof top cocktail bar with amazing view.
    Rob Ireland (15 months ago)
    Lovely spot in Capri. Great views out to sea. If you're on Capri definitely go. 1 euro entrance fee.
    gautam wankhede (15 months ago)
    Beautiful garden with amazing view of Amalfi coast. Small but we'll. Maintained. The walking to the garden is nice too with a perfumery on the way.
    Rachel L (16 months ago)
    The gardens are lovely but what you really go here for are the views. Absolutely stunning. There was a bit of a crowd but people moved through quickly and politely. More than worth the cost of 1 euro.
    Sandip Sarda (16 months ago)
    Amazing views!!!! Beautiful place to just take in the vistas and if timed right you can sit and admire the scenery in peace before the crowds arrive. Most places were still shut as the place closes down for the season but I think it's best to go in April as it's quite and you get to enjoy the place and take it all in.
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