History of the villa
Villa Jovis is one of Tiberio's houses in the island. It's set on the left promontory of Capri and it overlooks all the land.
The tourists longing to visit this villa can make an excursion through the lovely streets of the island, enjoying the luxurious scenery. Starting from piazza Umberto I and passing through via delle Botteghe and via Fuorlovado one comes in touch with the local habits. Series of villas, olive-yards and orchards are on both sides of Via Tiberio. On the left, there's the famous San Michele church, built in the 14th century. Once reached the highest part of the hill, from which there's a path leading to the Matromania grotto, one sees the Torre del Faro (The lighthouse tower). This tower has a quadrangular basis and a cylindrical top. The tower is already a part of the villa: Tiberio made it built in order to communicate with the tower set on the Sorrento peninsula, obtaining, in this way, all the news concerning his vast reign.