Villa San Michele
- Touch the sphynx and make a wish
- Wander the gorgeous Mediterranean garden
- Admire the collection of precious antiques in the villa's museum
Villa San Michele - AnacapriGo to the top
After the Grotta Azzurra, the Museum-House of Villa San Michele is Anacapri's most visited tourist attraction. The villa dates back to the late 19th century, when the Swedish physician, writer and recreational archaeologist, Axel Munthe, adjudicated the site, previously occupied by an ancient roman construction, the perfect place where to build a house in which to display his collection of relics and classical artefacts.
Whilst admiring the many fascinating exhibits on display in the museum, visitors are likely to linger longest before the head of the Medusa, the bust of Emperor Tiberius and the magnificent Egyptian sphinx.
Villa San Michele's beautiful Mediterranean gardens are an integral part of the Museum. This is where both the remains of the ancient Roman villa and the little Medieval Chapel, this latter restored by Munthe in person, can be seen. From its position on the north-eastern slopes of Anacapri, some 327 meters above sea level, Villa San Michele boasts a privileged view point, gazing out across the entire Bay of Naples.
Villa San Michele is open year round.
What former guests say about Villa San MicheleGo to the top
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Nice Respite from the Crowds
This is a lovely villa, but the most interesting and gratifying part of the tour is learning about Dr. Munthe and his contributions to literature, people, birds, and animals, especially dogs. The... more »
Surprisingly beautiful garden
A short walk from Anacapri, the museum (former house) did not overwhelm me but the garden is a delight. more »
Amazing Villa of the coolest Doc in the world... bring your pets!
Read his story translated into 53 languages and try not to cry! What an awesome story...the Villa just a part of it, and Axels well deserved reward...set your expectations on zero, read his story... more »
Villa San Michele: LocationBack to the top
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.