Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp


Panoramic gardens and an incredible feat of engineering.

Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp
Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp
Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp
Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp
Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp

If you've only got a couple of hours to visit the island of Capri and want to take that classic shot of the sea and the Faraglioni before you leave, head to the Gardens of Augustus.

How to Get to the Gardens of Augustus and Via Krupp

It's easy! From the Piazzetta of Capri, simply take Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Federico Serena and then Via Matteotti.

Close to the center and only steps away from the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, the Gardens of Augustus are comprised of a series of panoramic flower-decked terraces overlooking the Faraglioni on the one side and the Bay of Marina Piccola and Via Krupp on the other.


Open year-round

From March 15th to March 31st

9.30am - 6.30pm

1st April to 30th April

9.30am to 7.30pm

1 May to 15 September

9.00 to 8.00 pm

16 September to 30 September

9.30 am to 7.30 pm

1 October to 15 October

9.30 am to 7.00 pm

16 October to 3 November

9.30 am to 6.30 pm

Last entry: 30 minutes prior to closing time


Full-price ticket

2.50 euros

Children up to 12 years old


Tickets must be purchased online at:

Capri Culture and Tourism

Via Krupp

In the early 20th century, German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp commissioned the engineer Emilio Mayer to design and build a pathway which would link Marina Piccola, where he habitually moored his yacht each summer, with the area surrounding the Charterhouse of San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus - close to his suite at the Grand Hotel Quisisana.

To scale the roughly 100 meter drop, the engineer cut a series of hairpin bends into the rock, set so close together that they appear almost to overlap. (Important Update: This switchback pathway is currently closed due to a danger of falling rocks.) Make your way down by foot to reach Marina Piccola and, if you don't fancy the return hike uphill, travel back to the center by bus!