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      Stretches of the Greek Wall are incorporated into the back walls of the houses which open onto Via Longano.
      The large, irregular blocks of stone were originally used to defend the ‘saddle’ of Capri between the hills of S. Michele and Castiglione - an area completely lacking in natural protection. Today the only part of the wall which still exists is the stretch running along the hill of S. Michele, although documentation proves that it once ran under the square and along the ridge of the hill of Castiglione.
      The original date of construction is uncertain and the wall can only be vaguely defined as Pre-Roman due to a lack of precise archaeological data and frequent rebuilding operations.

 (texts by Roberta Belli - fhotographs by Marco Amitrano)