Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

Villa San Michele Anacapri

+39 081 8371401

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

Villa San Michele

+39 081 8371401 +39 081 8373279 (Fax)

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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.

Villa San Michele: reviews

"Wonderful experience"

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Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®

4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1707 recensioni »

Cool place to check out

4/5 9 September 2018

Such a lovely place to walk through, it was like a sky garden and a museum and a house all combined in one. Beautiful architecture, fascinating man Axel Munthe, and great views looking back to Capri more »

Fascinating house with interesting history

4/5 5 September 2018

This house was built by Munthe. He was a solitary man that had a love for animals and Capri. The house is beatific with an interesting design. There are historic pieces of art and artifacts from... more »

Beautifull view from the cafe

5/5 4 September 2018

I did not find the villa itself very interesting. Gardens are nice. Best thing for me was the villa's Cafe. That was one of the best moment of the day - sitting down with a good coffee and soak in... 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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