Must see, the Augustus Gardens in Capri, Italy

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Must see, the Gardens of Augustus on the island of Capri, Italy

The Gardens of Augustus (Italian: Giardini di Augusto) are botanical gardens on the island of Capri, in Campania, Italy. The original name was Krupp Gardens. This title was in use until 1918, when the gardens received the name “Gardens of Augustus”. So, after 1918, when the First World War finished, the terraces were renamed Giardini di Augusto. The idea was to pay tribute to the Roman emperor, Augustus.

The German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp established the gardens in the early twentieth century, in order to build his mansion in Capri. The Gardens of Augustus consist of terraces overlooking the sea. So they are like a testament of the rich flora of the island of Capri. There is a wide choice of various ornamental plants and flowers such as geraniums, dahlias and brooms.

From the Garden of Augustus you can get a 180-degree panoramic of the island of Capri. Everyone can see Mount Solaro, the bay of Marina Piccola, and the Faraglioni.

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