Villa Jovis – The villa where the Emperor Tiberius retired to private life
Everyone is familiar with the grandeur and magnificence of the Roman Empire, but few really know its history. The influence of the Empire stretched across three continents from the Orient to the West and traces of its glorious past can be found everywhere, even in the most unexpected places.
The island of Capri: set in the sea which lies off the coast of Campania and laps on the shores of Naples, one can just make out a series of islands which break up the monotony of the dark waters. Out of the water rise these little hills, green islands scattered with variegated houses recalling lively times gone by. Among these lies the marvellous island of Capri, luxurious summertime destination, recognised world over thanks to the gaiety emanating from every corner and for the crystalline waters caressing its rocky coastline. There is nothing better than sipping a fine glass of red wine at sunset in one of the bars in the port, savouring the ancient traditions which have been crystalized in this corner of paradise; or becoming inebriated by the dense perfume of coffee on a hot July morning while the sun kisses your skin and the views take your breath away.
In fact, the island of Capri has always been a luxurious tourist destination – even since Roman times.
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