Villa San Michele - Anacapri

Museums in Anacapri - Viale Axel Munthe
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(1895 Reviews)
+39 081 8371401
www.villasanmichele.eu

  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

Why choose Villa San Michele in 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.

Guest reviews

"So peaceful and beautiful."

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Locations - How to get to Anacapri

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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Villa San Michele
Museums in Anacapri - Viale Axel Munthe
+39 081 8371401
www.villasanmichele.eu

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