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:
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 1868 recensioni »

See Capri on a minimum budget and better than with a guide

5/5 27 December 2019

If you really want to feel that you’ve seen the island I recommend (and this is not for the faint of heart or physically handicapped) walking - almost a climb - from the Marina up to Capri. The route... more »

Great location, gorgeous views, charming museum and history

5/5 6 December 2019

As you ascend to the top of the mountain on the West side of Capri, you reach Anacapri, one of the two major towns on the island. Wading through the sea of tourists, and passing through a number of... more »

Awesome place with fantastic view

5/5 30 November 2019

Considering that is was previously part of roman emperor's residence (one of many on the island) all historical materials were used very thoughtfully. Very nice villa, with lovely garden and 3200... 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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