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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Must be a cultural thing
Can't see the attraction. The house is a very nice villa, and we got free tickets via our hotel, but it's basically a museum to an eccentric. He was just a man who wrote a book and had a "close... more »
Don't miss Villa San Michele
The Alex Munthe story is enough to follow at his home on Capri, but the architecture and gardens add to the splendor of the Villa San Michele. The views from the walkways are some the best in all of... more »
Beautiful Gardens & Views
The museum is eh.. we passed quickly through it and spent most of our time walking through the beautiful gardens (smells like heaven!!) and enjoying the views of Capri. If you aren't into gardens... 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.