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Villa Lysis is a monument to love, excess, and heartbreak, themes that begin with the words AMORI ET DOLORI SACRVM ("a shrine to love and sorrow") carved into its facade and continuing through a downstairs space called the Opium Room. The villa's bare rooms are now used as exhibition space but the main reason to visit, beyond the mood of romantic tragedy infusing the site, is the stunning view out over the Marina Grande and some of the islands. The estate is not terribly well-marked so look for a scribbled sign for Villa Fersen, the name of the original owner. A path that connects Villa Jovis to Villa Lysis provides a lovely wooded stroll, though one section is very steep and rocky. It is well marked and takes about 35–45 minutes. You can also come by the paved road.