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Villa San Michele

Museums Culture

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri - See map

Villa San Michele

+39 081 8371401
+39 081 8373279 (Fax)

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www.villasanmichele.eu

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Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

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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 - Anacapri

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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 Michele

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Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®

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4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1596 recensioni »

Stunning experience

5/5 9 February 2018

This is the place where Axel Munthe stayed, during his Capri period, and it's really one of the most exciting place I ever seen. restored in a terrific way by the Swedish governement, the Villa... more »

Amazing view, nothing much to do on site

2/5 15 January 2018

It is a nice villa and it became famous because of the person who lived here (physician and author Axel Munthe), and his book, describing how he renovated the place - made it famous (and also helped... more »

Limited Winter Hours

3/5 9 January 2018

I climbed the Phoenician Steps which ended here. I wandered the grounds a bit. And thankfully there were places to sit and cool off from climbing all the stairs to get there. Beautiful... more »

Villa San Michele: Location

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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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