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Villa Damecuta

Villa Damecuta is one of the twelve Imperial Roman villas to be found on the Island of Capri. Only a few ruins remain and it is difficult to ascertain whether it was lived in only by Tiberius or was also used by Augustus.

The few traces which remain have allowed experts to identify an 80 meter long loggia with portico, opening out towards the Gulf of Naples, which terminated in a large semicircular viewpoint. It is believed that in 79 AD, the Villa of Damecuta was abandoned following the eruption of Vesuvius.

On the ruins, in the Middle ages, a watch tower was built, and later, in the eighteen hundreds, the surrounding zone was fortified. Before reaching the villa di Damecuta, there is a weather station belonging to the Italian Air Force.

Villa Damecuta

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