Book now your entrance tickets to visit Saint James Charterhouse and Augustus Gardens in Capri, from where you can admire the breathtaking panorama at Tragara belvedere with view of the Faraglioni, Via Krupp and Marina Piccola bay.
Cumulative tickets with 1 day validity, available from Tuesday to Sunday with the following opening hours::
> Augustus Gardens
> Saint James Charterhouse:
How to get there:
> Augustus Gardens
From Piazza Umberto, walking through Via Emanuele, Via Serena and Via Matteooti (15 minutes). Access to Via Krupp is regulated by Capri government.
> Saint James Charterhouse
Via Certosa 1, next to Augustus Gardens
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Gardens of Augustus
The Gardens of Augustus are only few minutes' walk from the Piazzetta, and they are a fine example of Capri's botanical ornamentation, with the flowers and plants of Capri being used to form an ornate picture frame for the island's breathtaking panoramas. The creation the Gardens of Augustus dates back to the nineteen thirties when the terraces on which the gardens still lie were constructed.
The landscape opens out to the left on to the Valle della Certosa, positioned between Monte Tuoro, Monte Tiberio and Monte San Michele, and the Faraglioni. To the right one can see Monte Solaro, the bay of Marina Piccola and the spectacular, series of almost overlapping hairpin bends of Via Krupp.
From the heights of the Gardens of Augustus one has a superb view of the townscape. The cross vaults which are a characteristic element of the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, are repeated in all of the island's vernacular architecture, be it of an urban or rural nature.
Saint James Charterhouse
Realized between 1371 and 1374 for the will of Giacomo Arcucci, Giovanna I d’Angiò’s secretary, it was then destroyed during all of the XVI century due to the Saracen invasions, afterwards restored from the monks, who edificated a tower for defense, that then collapsed in 1808. During the French rule, after the religious orders were abolished from Giuseppe Bonaparte (1807) the Chartusian monastery was used for very different aims. From then on it wasn’t used anymore for religious purposes and is nowadays a prestigious location where artistic, musical and cultural events take place. Now there is the Public library and a classical study high school.
The Church has an ogival portal with bas-relief and a fourteenth century fresco in the lunette. The interior, made of one nave preserves the cross vaults, and remains of sixteenth century frescoes. The convent includes the cloister-garth of the fourteenth century, closed up by some porches on small columns with Roman and Byzantine capitals, dominated by the Baroque Clock Tower; the Big Cloister, dating back to the XVI century, with pillar porches, around which you can find the cells, the Chapter house and the garden where the Carthusians spent their days.
Long the braw of a ravine that overlooks on the way between Unghia Marina and Grotta Dell'Arsenale, there is the prior’s housing from where one can admire a beautiful view of the island of Capri. Even if frequently remodeled and now used for different purposes, the carthusian monastery remains one of the main example of Capri’s architecture, expecially for its medieval part with a characteristic vault covering.
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