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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 370 recensioni »

Heaven

5/5 26 July 2015

Sometimes a single word will do. The title above just about sums it up so I'll leave it at that. Oh, except to suggest an affogato in the beautifully sited cafĂ©.... more »

Beautiful view

5/5 22 July 2015

As everything else at Capri, it has a view. It was beautiful at Villa San Michele and interesting to walk through the home of Axel Munthe. more »

Nice place to spend an hour.

5/5 17 July 2015

Nice place to look around for an hour or so. Great views and interesting history and not too expensive. 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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