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Palazzo a Mare

PalazzoMare1060612This villa must have been glorious: attributed to Augustus with rebuilding due to Tiberius, period in which the island knew a strong building impulse that brought to the construction of several residential villas. As witnessed by writer Suetonius, Palazzo a Mare represented one of the most loved residences by Emperor Augustus..

 

PalazzoMare1020391Close to the harbor and a water spring next to which a thermal structure was standing, connected to the villa, the Palace was extending on a broad surface that goes from Punta Bevaro to the beach known as 'Bagni di Tiberio', with various complexes between sea and promontory, following the maritime villa typology characterized by architectural elements spread in the nature around. In the seventeenth century it was explored and Austrian Hadrawa stole pavements, columns and marbles. During the French occupation it suffered further disfigurements, at the beginning of the Eighteenth century the central part was transformed into a weapon deposit and a fort was built on it.

Building activities and Brady seismic movements to which the coast has been subject further transformed the originary state of the Palace, and this is why of the ancient home only a few pieces of walls and tanks are left, together with some rests of the residential quarters.

Additional Info

  • how to get: You can get there by boat from Marina Grande or by taking the Provincial Marina Grande to Capri and turn right to the restaurant "Da Paolino". Continue after the restaurant the first turn, turn left and continue past the ball field (which is on the right) follow the trail to the vineyards of Palazzo a Mare for 5 min. then go down the stairs on the right leading to the sea ...
  • address: Palazzo a Mare | Marina Grande
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