Via Krupp on the island of Capri, Italy 20 Apr 2017

Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Via Krupp on Capri island in Italy
Via Krupp on Capri island in Italy
Via Krupp on Capri island in Italy

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A paved footpath, known as Via Krupp, is carved into a rocky ridge on the Italian island of Capri winding up the mountainside from the cobalt waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Augustus Gardens.

The pathway was commissioned in 1900 by Friedrich Alfred Krupp, a steel miller and marine biology enthusiast, to reach the Grand Hotel Quisisana (his favourite place to stay in Capri) from his moored yacht in Marina Piccola. He also acquired land at the top of Via Krupp where he wished to build an Italian-style villa. The area now houses the Augustus Gardens; a terraced botanical garden that overlooks the ocean, the Faraglioni rocks and Via Krupp. The gardens provide a unique view of the footpath, which is closed to visitors due to the danger of falling rocks. 

Tour the pretty gardens and track down this impressive pathway during your visit to Capri on Insight Guides' Wonders of Rome and the Amalfi Coast trip. 

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