Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

Villa San Michele


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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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Contact Villa San Michele directly

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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.

What former guests say about Villa San Michele

"Wonderful experience"

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Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®

4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1590 recensioni »

Your reward for climbing the Scala Fenicia

5/5 3 December 2017

At the top of the Scala Fenicia is this beautiful villa built by author and physician Axel Munthe at the turn of the 20th century. It's filled with antiques, artifacts, artworks, scupltures from... more »

Such an interesting and gorgeous place

5/5 12 November 2017

Spent a few hours here in the gardens and the house. So beautiful. And inspirational. The views are spectacular, I️ wish I️ lived there that’s for sure. Definitely a must see in AnaCapri! more »

Exquisite......a must see if you visit Capri

5/5 7 November 2017

Axel Munthe was a famous Swedish doctor amongst other things. His life story is recorded in the book The Story of San Michele. He built this magnificent home in Anacapri after falling in love with... 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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