April 13, 2015

"K" is for Krupp

One of the most scenic spots on the island of Capri is a botanical garden overlooking the sea, the Gardens of Augustus. Lush bougainvillea vines compete with views of the Faraglioni Rocks, making this a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy the beauty of nature. Originally this public park belonged to the villa of German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp and was known as Krupp Gardens.



Gardens of Augustus, formerly Krupp Gardens



Faraglioni Rocks



Krupp also built a spectacular switchback pathway, Via Krupp, that winds down the steep hillside to Marina Piccolo where he moored his yacht. The footpath was closed for thirty years following a landslide but it reopened in 2008 after major reconstruction.


Via Krupp



My daughter and I posed for some photos at the edge of the cliff where our hair got caught in an updraft. And by the time we left Krupp’s gardens we were both totally enchanted by the island of Capri.





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4 comments:

  1. Capri is so lovely, and the Krupp garden looks wonderful.

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    1. It's one of my favourite places in Italy!

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  2. Our local paper does a 'caption this photo' section. Thought of it when I saw your last photo.

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    1. The pathway is very unusual, isn't it? I think it's a beautiful structure.

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