Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

Villa San Michele Anacapri

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri
Excellent (1872)
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

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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 1872 recensioni »

Lovely atmosphere

5/5 4 April 2020

Loved every minute of our visit there although we had little time. A good hour or two would be ideal. more »

A beautiful place to visit

5/5 25 February 2020

We visited this place twice - in May and October. We had lovely time both times. The place is worth seeing - the location, the view, the garden, the villa - everything brings joy to the senses. I... more »

Wish we had had time to go around inside. But views from here are fantastic

4/5 6 February 2020

We went up to Anacapri as we were on a day trip from Sorrento so were aware of time a lot. We had done a boat tour of the island in the morning upon our arrival which was fantastic. Then we got a... 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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