One of the world's most beautiful footpaths, the Via Krupp in the island of Capri, has reopened after 30 years.
The path, cut into a vertical cliff in 1902 by Friedrich Krupp, the German munitions baron, has been closed since a landslide in 1976
A $8.5 million reconstruction project has restored the route to its former glory and secured the area against falling rocks
Authors, including Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Mann and Pablo Neruda, were enchanted by the route.
It was so popular that even when closed tourists would slip under the barriers to see it and large gates had to be erected to keep them away
Designed by Emilio Mayer, a Neapolitan engineer, the path is a series of elegant hairpin bends, arranged in harmony with the cliff-face.
Described as "a work of art" and only 1,420 yards long, it leads from the Gardens of Augustus to the Marina Piccola