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Villa San Michele

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Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri - See map

Villa San Michele

+39 081 8371401
+39 081 8373279 (Fax)

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www.villasanmichele.eu

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Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

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Villa San Michele

  1. Touch the sphynx and make a wish
  2. Wander the gorgeous Mediterranean garden
  3. Admire the collection of precious antiques in the villa's museum

Villa San Michele - Anacapri

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"My home shall be open in order to let in the sun, and the wind, and the voices of the ocean, like a Greek temple, and there shall be light, light everywhere!"

Boasting an incredibly panoramic position on the north-eastern slopes of Anacapri, Villa San Michele was built by the Swedish physician and author, Axel Munthe, towards the end of the 19th century. The site, some 300 meters above sea level, was previously occupied by an ancient Roman villa, the remains of which can still be seen in the gardens.

Munthe constructed Villa San Michele so as to house his impressive collection of classical Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian artefacts, including a head of the Medusa, a marble bust of Emperor Tiberius, and an Egyptian sphinx.

The gardens of the villa, home to a great variety of Mediterranean plants and a charming little mediaeval chapel, which Munthe restored himself, are as beautiful as any of the exhibits inside the museum. From here, a magnificent view of the Bay of Naples can be seen.

The museum is open all year.

What former guests say about Villa San Michele

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Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®

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4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1340 recensioni »

Charming

5/5 11 December 2016

I would have loved to live here. The owner's story is compelling and the decor and villa offers stunning views of Vesuvius. Pick a cruise ship free day (or time) if possible. more »

Spirit Infused Stones

5/5 4 December 2016

I don't know how I had missed this sight on prior visits to the island,but I had somehow. But then I had not somehow gotten up as far as Anni Capri and so got lost and busy below. The place is very... more »

Una "chicca" sull'isola!!!

5/5 24 November 2016

La villa acquistata e restaurata dal medico svedese Alex Munthe รจ veramente una attrazione che merita di essere visitata. All'interno la cappella dedicata a S. Michele, dalla quale prende il nome more »

Villa San Michele: Location

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Villa San Michele is located just a few meters from Piazza Vittoria, central square of Anacapri, at the end of a characteristic shopping street and enjoying breathtaking cliff edge views over Capri.

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