Villa San Michele - Anacapri

Museums in Anacapri
Viale Axel Munthe
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
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


Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri
  • +39 081 8371401

"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!"


Open year-round

January and February



9 am to 4:30 pm


9 am to 5 pm


9 am to 6 pm


9 am to 5 pm

November and December

9 am to 3:30 pm - Closed on Tuesday


Full-price ticket

10 euros

Youth and students

6 euros

Children age 10 and under


School groups

4 euros

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.

Guest reviews


Wonderful from all aspects

16 October 2023

Close to the centre of Anacapri, this museum is a fascinating and beautiful place to visit. The former residence of the late Axel Munthe, the Swedi... more »


The story of Saint Michele by Axel Munthe comes to life

7 October 2023

I highly recommend reading the book: The story of Saint Michele by Axel Munthe before your visit to Capri. The tour of the villa he painstakingly b... more »


A spectacular museum

25 September 2023

What an amazing museum with beautiful gardens and stunning views! Do not miss seeing the Egyptian & Etruscan sphinxes… just glorious! more »


Beautiful Garden and Stellar Views

24 September 2023

Gorgeous gardens with the best views of Capri. Plus, we learned about the interesting life of the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe, who bui... more »


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.

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri