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
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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.
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worth the time if you have more than one day
If you have only one day, then I would say do a boat tour and/or Mt. Solera. If you have more than that, then include Villa San Michele. Take the public bus to the main square in Anacapri. Walk up... more »
Axel Munthe was a really nice person and cared for others.
The villa has spectacular coastal views and tranquil gardens. The villa has a number of interesting features including the Romanesque room leading to the garden with a fantastic mosaic table. more »
Beauty at its Best!
This is a must stop when visiting Capri. The grounds, the views, the artwork is truly beautiful and a must to see. Get out of the shops, drinking free limoncello, and see it! 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.