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Villa San Michele

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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 1590 recensioni »

Your reward for climbing the Scala Fenicia

5/5 3 December 2017

At the top of the Scala Fenicia is this beautiful villa built by author and physician Axel Munthe at the turn of the 20th century. It's filled with antiques, artifacts, artworks, scupltures from... more »

Such an interesting and gorgeous place

5/5 12 November 2017

Spent a few hours here in the gardens and the house. So beautiful. And inspirational. The views are spectacular, I️ wish I️ lived there that’s for sure. Definitely a must see in AnaCapri! more »

Exquisite......a must see if you visit Capri

5/5 7 November 2017

Axel Munthe was a famous Swedish doctor amongst other things. His life story is recorded in the book The Story of San Michele. He built this magnificent home in Anacapri after falling in love with... 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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