It is the largest of the Capri imperial villas and the one that, because of its peculiar location.its massive structure as a citadel commanding the deep and narrow straits of the "Bocche di Capri" From the high crags of the eastern promontory, expresses a will to power and a need for defense and not only the wish for repose and a relaxed mode of living. It is also by excellence the villa of Tiberius, not only because ittt expresses Tiberius'gloomy and Irecluse character, his bitter relish for solitude, and his detachment from all ordinary contacts with men, but also because it received the emperor in the most dramatic moments of his voluntary exile and shared with him the tragic hours of his betrayal and of his relentless firmness in defending himself and empire.