Via Krupp

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Location of Via Krupp on the south coast of Capri near Marina Piccola

Via Krupp is a historic switchback paved footpath on the island of Capri, connecting the Charterhouse of San Giacomo and the Gardens of Augustus area with Marina Piccola. Commissioned by German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp, the path covers an elevation difference of about 100 m.[1]

Built between 1900 and 1902, ostensibly Via Krupp was a connection for Krupp between his luxury hotel, Grand Hotel Quisisana, and Marina Piccola, where his marine biology research vessel lay at anchor. Secretly however, this path also conveyed him to Grotta di Fra Felice, a grotto where sex orgies with local youths are supposed to have taken place. When the scandal surfaced, Krupp was asked to leave Italy in 1902.[2]

Since 1976, Via Krupp has been closed most of the time due to the danger of falling rocks.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Capri: Augustus Gardens - Via Krupp". Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. ^ Manchester, William (2003). The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty that Armed Germany at War. Back Bay Books. p. 231–232. ISBN 0-316-52940-0. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Via Krupp (Capri) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°32′49″N 14°14′33″E / 40.54694°N 14.24250°E / 40.54694; 14.24250