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
Awe Inspiring must see
Loved the book by Axel Munthe and always wanted to visit. Could spend all day there. Such a great part of Capri history back to the Romans. Luigi Vacca who works there is an angel! Can hardly wait to... more »
Oasis from the commercial Capri
Having read Axel Munthe's book, I wanted to see the house and gardens. It was a bit like stepping back in time. To me, the cool green gardens offered quiet and respite from the busy streets of Capri... more »
The place is good to see not because of some real tresures in the house but more for the excellent garden and view from it, over the Capri coast. It is a little bet over priced in my opinion but we... 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.