Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

Villa San Michele Anacapri

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri
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Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

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

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Villa San Michele - Anacapri

"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:
May/September: from 9 am to 6 pm.
April and October: from 9 am to 5 pm.
March: from 9 am to 4.30 pm.
January, February, November and December: from 9 am to 3.30 pm.

Opening times and prices may change. Please check them at info-points in Marina Grande or in Piazzetta.

Villa San Michele: reviews

"Wonderful experience"

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"So peaceful and beautiful."

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Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®

4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1895 recensioni »

Number 1 site in Anacapri

5/5 16 October 2020

This is definitely worth a visit. Very interesting story about the life of the Swedish owner, and very beautiful villa, with great views over the mainland. more »

Great piece of history

4/5 28 August 2020

Villa San Michele is a short stroll from the centre of Anacapri, there is a small entrance fee of €8 And in return you are rewarded with a historic house to explore along with numerous pieces of art... more »

What a beautiful garden!

5/5 25 July 2020

Villa San Michele is a must see on Capri. The story of Axel Munth - the former owner - is really touching. The garden is overwhelming. And the views are breathtaking! more »

Villa San Michele: Location

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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