From Capri Town, a comfortable stroll of about 2.4km (1 1/2 miles) ends with a steep climb to the northeastern tip of the island and the most sumptuous and best preserved of the 12 villas built by Roman emperors. Tiberius spent the final years of his reign here and installed elaborate baths, forcing his architects to devise an ingenious system of canals and cisterns to collect rainwater. The covered Loggia Imperiale follows the cliff edge to the Salto di Tiberio, a 330m-high (1,083-ft.) precipice from which Tiberius allegedly used to hurl those who did not please him. The views are stunning. Admission is 2€ and it is open daily 9am until sunset (the ticket booth closes 1 hr. before sunset).
- Frommer's Staff