Villa San Michele - Anacapri

Museums in Anacapri
Viale Axel Munthe
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
Villa San Michele
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

Address

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri
  • administration@sanmichele.org
  • www.villasanmichele.eu/
  • +39 081 8371401

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.

Hours

January and February

Closed

March

9 am to 4:30 pm

April

9 am to 5 pm

May-September

9 am to 6 pm

October

9 am to 5 pm

November and December

9 am to 3:30 pm - Closed on Tuesday - Monday 25 December 9.00-13.30

Tickets

Full-price ticket

10 euros

Youth and students

6 euros

Children age 10 and under

Free

School groups

4 euros

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.

Guest reviews

J4646VDmichaelk

Great views of Capri

22 May 2024

No question about it. The views of Capri from the lookout area of the villa are fantastic. This is the best part. But on the road to the villa, ... more »

G7822MSannec

A tranquil garden to visit when it's quiet.

7 May 2024

Beautiful Garden. The House is like a Monastery. Axel Munthe is an interesting philanthropic character - there's some notes about him on the... more »

655phillipl

Wonderful from all aspects

16 October 2023

Close to the centre of Anacapri, this museum is a fascinating and beautiful place to visit. The former residence of the late Axel Munthe, the Swedi... more »

OrleeT

The story of Saint Michele by Axel Munthe comes to life

7 October 2023

I highly recommend reading the book: The story of Saint Michele by Axel Munthe before your visit to Capri. The tour of the villa he painstakingly b... more »

Location

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.

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri