Saturday, March 26, 2011

Isle of Capri and Tiberius' Villa

We took the bus back to Anacapri and then Capri Town, from which Vicki was determined to do the hike up to the Emperor Tiberius' Villa Ruins (1st century). This was pretty up-hill, but beautifully scenic.
Old Capri Town is largely a maze of six foot-
wide alleys; in the central square, this was
the only signage pointing to Tiberius'
place






















Thus




















A bit further, there's this; thanks, Rotarians




















But hey, it's Capri and the Mediterranean,
and getting lost is not really very unpleasant




















Love the Mediterranean...















Still up ahead, Tiberius' Villa















The main road on up-town Capri Town, all
of six feet wide




















More Mediterranean
















Finally, Tiberius' place; he ruled the empire from here for
the last ten years of his life
















More















More ditto




















Looking down, 1,000 feet, to the beautiful blue beneath
the Villa
















More of the Villa and Capri beyond















Tiberius' Leap; the Emperor so loved having those who
displeased him thrown from the cliffs
















Looking back to the tip of the Sorrentine peninsula

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