The gardens of Augustus, initially known as the gardens of Krupp, are a city park in Capri. They were initiated by Friedrich Alfred Krupp, the German steel industrialist who bought some properties on the island at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the intention - which he did not realize - of building a villa there. Known as Krupp gardens until 1918, after the First World War they were renamed gardens of Augustus by the city administration, in honor of the first Roman emperor. They constitute a true botanical garden that houses various specimens of the island's flora, with ornamental and non-ornamental plants. To the botanical beauties, a very wide panorama is associated with the main landscape beauties of the island; from them, in fact, you can get a 180-degree view of the island of Capri: in fact from them you can see Mount Solaro, the bay of Marina Piccola, via Krupp and the famous faraglioni. In the gardens there is also a monument in honor of Lenin, who lived in Capri in 1908 as a guest of the Russian writer Maksim Gor'kij. The monument consists of several overlapping blocks of marble, which reach a height of 5 meters; on the greater of them the face of Lenin is sculpted. The monument was built in 1968 by the sculptor Giacomo Manzù, whose work was commissioned by the Soviet embassy in Rome after being approved by the city council.