Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

Villa San Michele Anacapri

Viale Axel Munthe - Anacapri
Excellent (1895)
Villa San Michele Museums Anacapri

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

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Villa San Michele - Anacapri

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.

Villa San Michele: reviews

"Wonderful experience"

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"So peaceful and beautiful."

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Villa San Michele: TripAdvisor reviews®

4.5/5 TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 1895 recensioni »

Number 1 site in Anacapri

5/5 16 October 2020

This is definitely worth a visit. Very interesting story about the life of the Swedish owner, and very beautiful villa, with great views over the mainland. more »

Great piece of history

4/5 28 August 2020

Villa San Michele is a short stroll from the centre of Anacapri, there is a small entrance fee of €8 And in return you are rewarded with a historic house to explore along with numerous pieces of art... more »

What a beautiful garden!

5/5 25 July 2020

Villa San Michele is a must see on Capri. The story of Axel Munth - the former owner - is really touching. The garden is overwhelming. And the views are breathtaking! more »

Villa San Michele: 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.

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