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
Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®Back to the top
Fantasic views from this beautiful and tranquil garden.
The gardens around Munthe's villa are so beautiful and relaxing. They are very well kept and the level of bird song is also quite some thing . The atmosphere is very calming in contrast to the main... more »
Angolo nascosto che emoziona
Sono tornato in questa villa e ho ritrovato le stesse emozioni provate nella prima visita: la storia del proprietario è già emozionante, la sua passione per la natura e in particolare per more »
Axel Munthe Truly A Great Man
What a great man Axel Muthe was.He was a doctor and an animal rights activist. He had this Villa built on the site of an old Roman Villa once owned by Tiberius. The views are breathtaking and worth... 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.