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Villa San Michele

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Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri - See map

Villa San Michele

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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 710 recensioni »

worth the time if you have more than one day

4/5 17 November 2015

If you have only one day, then I would say do a boat tour and/or Mt. Solera. If you have more than that, then include Villa San Michele. Take the public bus to the main square in Anacapri. Walk up... more »

Axel Munthe was a really nice person and cared for others.

4/5 12 November 2015

The villa has spectacular coastal views and tranquil gardens. The villa has a number of interesting features including the Romanesque room leading to the garden with a fantastic mosaic table. more »

Beauty at its Best!

5/5 11 November 2015

This is a must stop when visiting Capri. The grounds, the views, the artwork is truly beautiful and a must to see. Get out of the shops, drinking free limoncello, and see it! 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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